Makeness, aka Kyle Molleson is an electronic music producer from Scotland who has recently signed to cult label Secretly Canadian. Some of the first fruits of that union come in the form of Day Old Death – it’s a track that channels some of the raw passion of early EBM with a more sophisticated, ambient but upbeat sound – think Front 242 fused with Phoria, and that’ll give you an idea of the starkly beautiful terrain Day Old Death occupies.
Speaking of the track, Molleson says: “Day Old Death’ took me by surprise. It was a Sunday and I was preparing to leave the studio in Scotland after a few days off work. The whole time there had been overshadowed by the passing of a colleague a week prior. I sat down at the Korg PS-3100 synth needing a break from very slowly packing flight cases and tripping over cables.
It has this micro tuning function where you can slightly detune each note and everything starts to sound a little more interesting and meaningful. Something about the pensive, meandering drone the synth was conjuring connected me with the feeling of hearing the news from the week before. I think pouring that emotion into music was the best way I could express how I felt.”
Day Old Death is out now, you can find out more about downloading and streaming details here. The track will feature on his debut album which is due on next year. Makeness has been touring the US with Jungle, so be sure to keep an eye on his website for details of more live dates.