David Kennedy’s self-titled LP will naturally come on Hessle Audio this March.
Never one to veer away from the dancefloor, David Kennedy’s livewire productions as Pearson Sound remain inextricably rooted in the club. After two years of studio time, it has been announced today that the Hessle Audio Co-founder will release his self-titled debut LP on March 9th.
Expanding upon the techniques underpinning his recent REM and Starburst 12”s, and recorded between 2013-4, this record documents a distinct phase of Kennedy’s studio explorations and represents both his wide-ranging and coherent body of work to date. “I had a signal chain set up that I was really happy with, and I started sending my machines through the same processes” he says. “A lot of it was made by feeding the the same sounds between two different pieces of equipment and they’d end up feeding back between each other and snowballing. On some tracks it’s about harnessing that and taking it to the brink before it disintegrates, and some of them are about just letting it go full-blown out of control.”
Characteristically minimalist in approach, these nine tracks are a result of swiftly improvised jam sessions, some were captured in a minimum of takes, while others later took shape through extensive sculpting and post-processing. The record is said to be alive near-subliminal detail: “from vast and inky landscapes, to electrifying rhythm tracks, where layers of percussion and bass tumble over one another like rocks in a landslide.”
‘Pearson Sound’ will be released on vinyl, CD and digital formats via Hessle Audio on March 9th
Benji B will be premiering album cut “Glass Eye” on his BBC Radio 1 show at 1 AM GMT on Thursday, January 15th.
For more information visit the Hessle Audio website