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Kuedo announces new album

By | Published on Friday 10 June 2022


Kuedo will release new album ‘Infinite Window’ next month, with first single ‘Sliding Through Our Fingers’ out now.

“I’m split between thinking about what makes spacey synth driven music production work, what makes rap and UK jungle work, and what makes pop and R&B work”, says the producer.

“I found myself turning more to what I just enjoy listening to, or to what’s really endured through history, even if it’s new to me. I realised that old music can speak to the current moment as well or better than new music. Particularly in terms of ecological, planetary anxieties, and hopes too”.

“Almost a third of the album comes from rough sketches I had written for a previous Kuedo album that never was”, he continues. ”Turning these into finished tracks and assembling them into a unified album, into something that moved as one body… that was a complex experience. It felt like negotiating with previous versions of myself, down corridors of time”.

“It was a little odd hearing a much younger me trying to get better at playing keys, and then having the me now playing alongside that. It felt like time-travelling. In that process, I probably made some peace with that earlier version of myself too, for not having the confidence to finish it at the time”.

“I didn’t have a conceptual conceit when I made the tracks or sequenced the album”, he adds. “But whenever I needed an image to anchor or aim toward, the images that came were something about the world after all this, if we almost lost everything”.

“Hot, dry landscapes, remnants of this time, the wonder of this current green world, our relation to future generations, the waves of time. When I was mixing it, I imagined it feeling weathered by time, or out of place in time, like something crash landed, or excavated, half buried in the sand”.

Of the new single, he goes on: “The music gives me a feeling of how time slides past us, how we try to hold it. I thought of sand sliding through open fingers. And how time is such a blurry moving stream, like we dream of our future lives, that open horizon turns into memories, how the current time keeps recalling the past to us. How we just sail through time, no matter how we feel about that”.

Listen to ‘Sliding Through Our Fingers’ here: