Carn is the startling new album from Kemper Norton and something we hold to be an entirely unique artistic vision.
Born of personal experience and “based around two uncanny experiences I had at two different locations - one in Cornwall, one in Sussex…” Carn’s self-defined slurtonic world encompasses drone, glitch, drift, folk song and divine melody. These 12 hypnotic investigations occupy a unique emotional landscape where the uncanny melts into a wide-eyed surrender of moment and memory and even those darker shadows are bathed in a sidereal halo of warm light. A mixture of traditional and synthetic utilising laptop, harmonium, voice, Casio and found sound Carn is the sound of the children of Coil reaching maturity…
Kemper Norton was recently interviewed by The Quietus: thequietus.com/articles/12534-kemper-norton-interview
and was part of a major feature in The Wire last year with Hacker Farm and IX Tab (audio here: thewire.co.uk/audio/tracks/p=20928
and PDF available on request).
Carn follows on from the highly acclaimed Rough Music EP on Front & Follow (as part of the Collision / Detection series) and a much lauded appearance on the recent Outer Church compilation (where Kemper Norton has appeared live on many occasions).
Kemper Norton will be launching the album with a live appearance at Catch! Bar in Shoreditch London on Wednesday November 13th with Slow Listener in support and further acts to be confirmed.
released 28 November 2013