Today is a good day; Vancouver’s own Kieran Fearing has released his debut full length, Reprieve. Inevitably, words fail to capture the essence of music, and they fall especially short in this case. Simply put, Reprieve is phenomenal.
It is beautifully haunted and inextricably tortured. It evokes a phantasm of visions from the dark depths of the mind. Comprised of vocals, piano, keyboards, and a healthy dose of electronics, the line between singer-songwriter and electronic music is walked ambiguously. Comparable to the likes of James Blake, Nicolas Jaar and Thom Yorke insofar as the adept attention to detail and sonic manipulation. A mature artist in his own right, Fearing paired up with Jonathan Scherk (of Plays:four and Flash Palace) to handle the recording and production processes. The strength and breadth of Fearing’s songwriting meets magically with Scherk’s electronic contributions to create a record that is greater than the sum of its parts. Listen to the newest single, ‘Disregard’ below:
May 01 2013