Photo ALEX THE BROWN
Miguel De Pedro has dabbled in ambient music before (see: such introspective Kid606 listens as Resilience and PS I Love You), but he’s never embraced wide open spaces and the power of silence quite like he does on next month’s Bored of Excitement LP. Due out May 19th through the producer’s own Tigerbeat6 label, it’s inspired in part by the recovery process De Pedro went through after leaving Berlin and relocating to LA. Not to mention Brian Eno’s seminal “Discreet Music” piece, which De Pedro decided to cover in the lead-up to his latest Kid606 release.
Here’s what he had to say about it, along with a world premiere of the Discreet Music EP:
To commemorate this new release and pay respect to Brian Eno for all the inspiration, I remade “Discreet Music” using the same processed piano setup I used for ‘Bored of Excitement’. When I put my cover to the test by listening to it in the morning and before bed I found that it worked great in the morning, but the speed and velocity at which the notes hit was too stimulating and engaging to make for a good pre-bedtime Listen. So I made an 80-minute ‘bedtime version’ which is about a third of the tempo of the original. Many notes were rearranged and Lots of spatial and dynamics processing was added until it became the perfect piece to fall asleep to.