Watch the Music Video for the track 'The Mist Descends' here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRv1axDgNZQ
Watch the Music Video for the track 'Glim'
Following in the footsteps of his 2010 release Beautiful Isolation, Chris Weeks brings us his latest Kingbastard opus ‘Lost Property’; an album which draws its inspiration from happening upon an old abandoned house whilst walking in the foothills of the Preseli Mountains, West Wales.
A more concise, but no less ambitious record than its predecessor, Lost Property primarily focuses inwardly on the house itself and its immediate surroundings. There are sixteen self-contained tracks, each meticulously depicting the different moods evoked upon discovery, exploration of, and departure from the property; however, each piece flows seamlessly into the next to form a picturesque, immersive and continuous soundscape, where fragile field-recordings, subtle spoken-word, and harmonious vocals rub shoulders with dusty micro-glitched grooves, retro synths, rich sub-bass, lo-fi landscapes and warped guitars; underscored with evolving, ethereal ambience.
Lost Property is the sound of Weeks’ creative imagination in full flow; immediately enveloping the listener and never relenting, tracks segue effortlessly, unveiling a unique, genre-defying collage of beautifully crafted, descriptive sonic textures that honestly encapsulate the artist’s experience and emotions.
[SIC] MAGAZINE: tiny.cc/0ptqfw
"...beautifully considered soundscaping...very intimate and moving..."
"...I can almost see a halo of light pouring out from behind KB's head..."
THE MILK FACTORY: tiny.cc/r3jt9
"...fuelled with intricate sonic constructions..."
"...A wide-ranging collage of moods and styles that captures the full breadth of Weeks' creative imagination..."
IGLOO MAGAZINE: tiny.cc/bwu8v
"...Crackling static, digitally manipulated field recordings of birds, lovely chord progressions played on guitar and piano, and pastoral atmospheres await the Lost Property listener..."
SITTING NOW: tiny.cc/qonn8
"...Song after song of warm dreamy tunes until you’re floating round in a bit of a daze..."
CLASH MAGAZINE, Interview & DJ Mix: tiny.cc/84btg
TEXTURA, Interview: tiny.cc/sjt0d
THE WIRE MAGAZINE, Profile Piece: thewire.co.uk/articles/9092/
It's been quite heavily edited, so anyone who wants to read the full Q&A can do so here: kngbstrd.tumblr.com
released 01 March 2012
Written, Performed, Arranged & Produced by Chris Weeks.
Artwork by Chris Weeks.