British Bristol-based composer, sound artist and musician James A. McDermid returned with a new album. Kern-Host is out now via Italian label Whitelabrecs. It follows 2018’s Tonal Glints (Krysalisound). Full streaming is available via Bandcamp.As the press release reports ‘Kern-Host’ began as James spent some time alone in Paris.
He’d walk around the city during the day and then work on music at night in his hotel room. He’d sift and rework sounds he had captured at home; he has a piano, a couple of accordions, a violin, guitar and ukulele. Using his laptop, headphones and a tiny keyboard controller he is able to work in a location away from the environment that his sample library had been created and Paris became the backdrop to this project.