KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH – “EXPANDING ELECTRICITY”

The hype is strong for the newest full-length The Mosaic of Transformation out May 15th on Ghostly Intl. This 10 minute cut offers us a glimpse into Aurelia-Smith’s mental space she is working from on this record. We hear some of the bright arpeggios, incredibly crisp percussive lines, wordless vocals stretched to choral oceans and a cinematic, world building approach to synthesizers that reminds me a bit of Ryuichi Sakomoto’s soundtrack to “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence”. There are moments of true lift and exclamation on this track – including when multiple peaks when Aurelia-Smiths vocal lines break free from the composition creating an affirmational pull into the aether.

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