Kcin - Onset


Kcin is the new project of Australian drummer/producer Nicholas Meredith. His sound-world, although wet through with electronic and digital elements, draws significantly from the natural world: monolithic structures, human biology, water. Working with themes of uncertainty and environmental change.

His music is deeply personal and highly visceral. Moving from moments of stillness to complete sonic destruction. Meredith's history as a jazz drummer and improviser combined with his embrace of the infinite opportunities offered by technology infuse these compositions with a freedom of rhythm and structure that is energising.

In 2015 Nicholas traveled to Berlin, London and Reykjavik to write and record what would be the genesis of this debut release. The pieces were further fleshed out back home in Sydney. The resulting album was mixed by Daniel Rejmer (Ben Frost, Bjork, Tim Hecker) and mastered by Lawrence English (Room 40).

Track by Track -

A year of constant touring. A time of shattered ego, boredom and self doubt. Conceived in airports and on airplanes, attempting to capture the feeling of being forever between places.

New England
Largely recorded in an abandoned gym in rural New South Wales. In an area punctured with open-cut mines. Brittle rock crumbling, dust filling the air, splitting the earth again and again. Natural violence.

A song for the ocean. Dedicated to the valleys and trenches. The places that light doesn’t reach. To the divers and explorers past and present. Those who didn’t come back. Sound shaped by the marine landscape, the mystery of the deep.

The electricity our bodies produce. Transmitting signals from one part to another. Current generated by flesh and bone. The autonomy of it all. The intricacies and the near-infinite possibilities for error. Cor tracks the course of a man in the process of having a heart attack, the structure directed by the course things take when the heart decides to stop.

Our home, our domain. Field recordings from the streets of Berlin and London, the harbours of Reykjavik and the highways of Australia. Against a backdrop of global unrest and the ever increasing fragility of the/our environment.

All tracks composed, performed and engineered by Kcin
Mixed by Dan Rejmer
Mastered by Lawrence English
Cover image by Tim McGuigan

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