Get ready for the best first person listener experience ever! Put on your pressurized helmet and enjoy the trip.
THK SKN is a life support suit developed to withstand extreme environments. It has a voice assisted system called Chels and a projected scout named Libydo. The suit is designed to keep you safe while exploring a distant world, a planet struggling to hold on like present day Earth. Your mission is to monitor the situation and report back to the Bio-Dome.
On his latest record, THK SKN, his combination of hip-hop, ambient and musique concrète takes us on a heady but engaging journey through alien landscapes and creepy dance floors. Paterson neatly avoids the generic pitfalls of trip-hop by eschewing conventional beats for the most part, in favour of a few minutes of throbbing, bass drum-led grooves. The ethereal textures are there, but instead of structured chord changes and new age-y pads, they come from syrupy, pitched-down samples that create a melting feeling...
As I listened to THK SKN, the newest cinematic sci-fi excursion from turntablist SlowPitchSound, I felt like my imagination got a little boost, as I envisioned all the far out creatures slithering and creeping through its ambient landscapes.
The record opens in the first light of an otherworldly dawn, as a computerized voice prepares you for your imminent journey. Then a heavy, plodding beat drops in, like the footsteps of a crash-landed astronaut trudging through the dunes of a harsh desert world. The first act is however not entirely without a human element, featuring some elegant vocals from Shikha Sehgal...
A score for an imaginary film, THK SKN is full of subtly crafted soundscapes that create a mood rather than jump out at you, flipping nonchalantly from idea to idea with ease, and never neglecting the flow. It even includes one absolutely transcendent pop/R&B single, appearing in the middle of side one and featuring an incredible vocal turn by Shikha Sehgal. But to discover every nook and cranny of this record, you’ll need to listen many times. THK SKN is an imaginary film well worth returning to, over and over.
released March 10, 2017
THK SKN highlights my unique style of music production and attention to tiny details. The imaginary film score includes finely tuned scratches, complex musical arrangements and my very own sound designs. It also features special guest collaboration from friends Yegee Lee (Violin), Germaine Liu (percussion), John Kameel Farah (Keyboard) and Shikha Sehgal (Vocals).
THK SKN is a self released and self funded project. If you would like to hear more like it in the future, please support by making a donation.
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