Kim Hiorthoy - My Last Day
Berliner by way of Oslo, Hiorthoy can truly be classified as a Renaissance man. In addition to composing, he is also an artist, graphic designer, novelist, photographer and illustrator of children’s books. But music is also a part of his repertoire, and no small piece at that. “My Last Day” is a collage of soundscapes that has more bite and grit than most ambient. There are the field recordings, light drones and lo-fii samples. But, Hiorthoy also draws from fee jazz, trip-hop and some folk elements.
“I thought we could eat friends” kicks off the set with a moody groove that disturbs as it does soothe-quite the feat to juggle those two moods! “same old shit” and “beats mistake” highlight the stress on the beat within the layers of drone.
Kim Hiorthoy’s visual work informs the music as well, as these tracks can serve as meditations, or challenges to wake up and see what it right in front of you. By creating grooves that resonate inside and outside the listener, this second solo release shows that music is at the top of the list of his varied artistic contributions.
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