New Release: KIDCITY – MRDR BRDNS
Since they’ve chosen to go with the vowel-less motif this time out we’re assuming it’s pronounced “Murder Burdens”, though Toronto/Los Angeles-based husband/wife duo KIDCITY probably don’t need to worry too much about the title of their excellent sophomore EP effort MRDR BRDNS.
Following up their self-titled May 2011 effort, Kelty & Caleb Ellis profess their musical direction steers towards a cacophonous pairing of ambient electro-pop and percussive sounds; this rings true for the most part in their self-described “clip-hop” sounds.
The new five-track offering is dark and brooding – at times mastered as though the track were recorded in an underground tunnel or layered under so much reverb so as to make the lyrics nearly incoherent – and with certain vocal effects that occasionally leave Kelty sounding like GLaDOS from Portal; not that that’s a bad thing…
Things occasionally reach into a PURITY RING-style area musically (minus the higher pitched tones and much more forceful melodies PURITY RING is known for), but it ultimately results in a much more laid-back electro-industrial feel – Check it out below.