kid606 - recollected ambient works vol. 1

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  • Label : Tigerbeat6
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Best known for his frantic, sampledelic style going back to the late ’90s, Tigerbeat6 boss Kid606 (a.k.a. Miguel De Pedro) presents his latest work, Recollected Ambient Works Vol. 1: Bored of Excitement. While De Pedro is no stranger to ambient music, Bored of Excitement is his first release to owe a significant debt to the Berlin School. The album consists of seven truly pastoral, piano-based compositions shrugging off any trace of his glitch signature. “After what would be my last Post-Berghain 9:00 A.M. psychotic break with reality, I knew I needed a change but decided that checking myself into a Berlin psych ward when I still only speak English was probably not the best idea. I realized this kind of thing never happened to me back in California and I should probably just get my shit together and move to Los Angeles immediately. “Reading about how Brian Eno was inspired to create the first ambient album Discreet Music while healing from an automobile accident, I observed my own bedridden state and my heart was set on doing something similar. I was going to stay home, get sane and make music without beats, samples, glitches or pretty much anything but piano. This was incredibly hard. I had started, but could not finish it. Even after sending the songs to a bunch of friends and listening to them endlessly, I just couldn’t do it. Feeling desperate to just get out of Berlin ASAP, I gave up on the album and instead embarked on a crazy meditation-yoga-new-age-shamanic-psychotherapy trip. “The results of this journey are undoubtedly questionable. But three years later I am back in California. Bored of Excitement is finally finished and being released. It is everything I always dreamed and hoped it would be. Making it didn’t heal me, but actually completing this album so I can share it with the world has made me feel a lot less ‘incomplete’.” —Miguel De Pedro