CNVX005 - Auto State of Mind

by Kid Drama

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Niccolo Brown
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Niccolo Brown Before I discuss the merits of "Auto State Of Mind", one of a sudden glut of Exit EPs from the usual suspects (dBridge, Kid Drama, et al) can I just make the point that what numerous producers refer to as "liquid drum & bass" should more accurately be referred to just as "drum" (or more accurately still "shite") since it flows more like tar than liquid and the bass is either completely absent or pitched so low in the mix that it's virtually inaudible. I have no objection to a genre's teeth being whitened, but I don't then expect them all to be pulled with a pair of pliers. None of this of course applies to Kid Drama whose two tracks, originally issued late last year, are of immaculate quality. Side A's percussive thwack, resonant bass and slightly maudlin melody are masterfully intertwined while the vocal led B-side hinges on a soaring synth line and satisfyingly resonant bass that I so hope was sampled by Kid creeping into next door's garden at 3am to sample it from their over-taut washing line. Liquid gold. Favorite track: Kid Drama - Auto State of Mind.
Michael Morrow
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Michael Morrow Harking back to that great atmospheric Darkestral/Instra:mental sound :-)
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Nwave wonderful work, Mr. Drama! Favorite track: Kid Drama - Mumble (featuring Hands Like Crime).
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Pat This is a brilliant melodic drum and bass tune. It's on par with the greatest of Instra:mental moments like Pacific Heights, Blush Response, Sakura, Photograph, Translucent, White Snares, Intervention and No Future. My wife will enjoy selling this plate to one of you when she pries it from my cold dead hands. Favorite track: Kid Drama - Auto State of Mind.
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2015 has been busy for producer Damon Kirkham, in the space of a year he as released singles as Kid Drama and Heart Drive (alongside dBridge) a solo album under the guise of “Mikarma” and also played a big role in two collaborative albums on Exit Records “The Binary Collective” & “Module Eight” projects, and thats just within the “Autonomic” 170bpm bracket. For CNVX005 he returns as Kid Drama with “Auto State of Mind”.
The title track is a nod back to the beginnings of the Autonomic sound and his work as one half of “Instra:mental”, the signature Instra:mental drum work and lush strings and keys sit the track alongside Pacifc Heights and Sakura and is a must for anyone who followed the early works on Darkestral and Nonplus.
Mumble sees Drama collaborate with the mysterious “Hands Like Crime” again, this time recruiting him for vocals. The track rolls out with an 808 spine and detuned Moog square wave bass with lush Pink Floyd-esq vocals drifting over the top.
Again, another release from the man with a million aliases that will appeal to lovers of electronic music as a whole.


released November 27, 2015

Both tracks written, produced & mixed by D. Kirkham at Convex Industries.
*Vocals on "Mumble" by Hands Like Crime.

CNVX 2015



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