Stream 18 year-old Singer/Producer Kindred’s Haunting “Psyche” EP

When an EP is accompanied with a press-release that reads like the following paragraph, it’s likely that a fan of mysterious producer Burial might perk up his ears:

To describe Kindred’s EP is to describe a moorish countryside morning at 6am; although the sun wishes to come up, and although the world seeks to introduce itself to the listener, the heavy fog, of moodiness, wrapping up the world within the EP forces the listener to dance with what Kindred has, so surgically, teased us with as he uses this release to tell a narrative.

The creator of the above described EP–aptly titled Psyche–is 18 year-old British producer/singer/guitarist Kindred a.k.a. Jack Campbell, a young artist who has opted for a bit of creative rebranding (as evidenced by his healthily populated YouTube page) and emerged with a notable five song collection. Campbell’s new set is an often haunting affair, an inheritor of Burial’s blueprint, James Blake’s recent creations, and a range of unexpected influences filtered through a gorgeously grey lens. Titular mid-EP song “Psyche” particularly suggests the range of Kindred’s abilities and creative touchstones, a darkened, skeletal take on Al Green-style soul that highlights the Londoner’s earthy vocals and compositional strengths.

While certain elements feel as though they could use a bit more baking (occasional missteps in sound selection detract from the otherwise intricately crafted mood), Campbell appears on Psyche as a talent to watch. Give it a listen below and download it here.

  • yung whitelabel

    airhorn

  • http://soundcloud.com/mulherinmusic Mulherin.

    Really great production. Britain is just full of awesome electronic producer/singers

  • swingem

    WTF? this shit is horrible….seriously sounds like the dude just pressed some buttons, fucked his session up and was too lazy to fix it….nothing about this is remotely even musical…..and im not being a hater, just this shit sucks. period….NOBODY actually cares about music like this, no replay value, no talent.

    ok ill shut up now.

  • Birch

    I don’t know, kinda sounds like you’re being a hater. No musical value? No talent?

  • Et Ceter4

    gunshot

  • Et Ceter4

    gunshot

  • Mercimer

    Decent, but the sounds get a bit repetive, it feels like the songs need more evolution to be really interesting. The mood is right though

  • lefick

    on some loud = smoove

    http://alexkropp.tumblr.com

  • chief

    this is painfully bad. needs infinite development