Post ambient electronics with field recordings? You bet your ass we posted this.
Kirrin Island is a Hamburg-based producer and artist who has just released a wonderful full-length called Cassette. Apparently influenced by “post-step and trippy soundscapes,” it’s filled to the brim with beats that crackle, snap, and pop. Sort of like snap-hop.
I love this track’s twisted feel, with a haunting addition from fellow German enna. They’ve also collaborated on a cover of Little Dragon’s epic “Twice.” Eery. In fact, almost all of Kirrin Island’s tracks tug at a sort of balance between eery and enchanting. Listen to EA or Broad-Leaved Forrest and you’ll get what I mean.
For more info about Kirrin Island, hit his Tumblr or listen to this album on Bandcamp. Don’t miss his seductive video, I Love It, which features glockenspiel by fellow abstract ambient artist A Thousand Vows.