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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Then the Wind Came

“Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith is dancing in an eye-scorching tumble of neon bricks and video game aesthetics” is the opening line to the Quietus’s review of her new album Let’s Turn It Into Sound, and while it actually describes a recent music video, it could just as easily be a neat single-sentence summation of the entire LP. Hauntingly introspective one minute, exuberantly unhinged the next, it’s an intriguing listen from start to finish, with the circling synth patterns and warped vocals of Then The Wind Came a personal favourite.

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Suzanne Ciani – Morning Spring

There’s something overwhelmingly tangible about the trickling synth lines that dominate Suzanne Ciani’s new single, as if you could reach into your speakers and feel them drop, delicately and unpredictably upon your outstretched fingers. This, along with another, equally brilliant track from Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, are the lead singles from a forthcoming 30-track ambient compilation that’s been pulled together by Coldcut and features contributions from Ryuichi Sakamoto, Sigur Rós, Skee Mask, Helena Hauff and loads more which on paper at least, looks like it’s going to be rather magnificent. You can check out the full tracklist at the Bandcamp link, below, and bask in the glory of Morning Spring while you do.

https://coldcut.bandcamp.com/album/0

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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – The Steady Heart

Wonderfully weird and unpredictable electronica from Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith. The Steady Heart encompasses elements of folk, jazz, choral and various strands of electronic music, and is completely beguiling from start to finish.

https://kaitlynaureliasmith.bandcamp.com