Following his Patterns & Light album released in 2014, Chris Child (a.k.a. Komodo) returns with his Divider EP on June 30. The EP, which was recorded on and off from the end of 2015 to the end of 2016, finds the Brooklyn-based electronic music producer exploring an array of styles including ambient, downtempo and electro. What’s more is that Child has paid particular attention to percussion, moving away from samples toward incorporating his own percussion into his soundscapes.
We’re extremely pleased to world premiere “HEL” from the release. It’s an ebullient synth-driven track that, like the best narrative, lands in an unexpected place.
“‘HEL’ was loosely inspired by the Fritz Lang film Metropolis; specifically the film’s visual design of the city,” he explains. “I find movies, or anything visual of interest in general, to be a great starting point when composing a new track. It helps me get an aesthetic direction going — even if it will inevitably change later.”
Collectors take note: The Divider EP will be released digitally, on a limited vinyl run of 100, and on a limited CD run of 80. It will also feature a special release, fully mixed in surround by Kasson Crooker of Symbion Project. A follow-up remix EP to Divider, featuring remixes by ANSTAM, Taylor Deupree, Kodacrome, Lumia, and Symbion Project, is planned for this summer.