Kermode is one of the Vancity bass scene’s treasures IMHO. He has been steadily raising the bar with his detailed productions for the last 3 or 4 years, and last month was the release of his first full-length album, full of bouncy, upbeat, glitchy goodness. Best part about Kermode being local is that you can find him playing his bubbly bass live in Vancouver now and then if you like his page on Facebook. Some of us were even lucky enough to catch his first Shambhala set at Living Room this year, a sure sign of big things to come. Anyway, give it a listen and name your price because this baby is by donation.
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Vancouver based Kermode released the ‘New World’ EP last week. Lush with low level frequencies each track ventures into it’s own branch of bass music. As a plus to good wholesome easy listening the release serves as an accurate indication of a large heap of the scene’s musical preference, or “style” . The self release is available at a “Pay what you want” rate and can be consumed at Kermode’s bandcamp.
“Like the bear in which he adopted his name, Kermode’s music is soft, and peaceful at times, but one blink and you’re dealing with a massive, roaring, wild beast. Both live and in his production, Kermode puts heavier emphasis on songwriting and unique sound design to take his listener on an epic journey.”
Kermode’s story is one of my favorite to come out of the Canada Day weekend. An hour’s drive down a loggers road out into the middle of nowhere, I met Kermode at Eden Prime, which I found out was his first music festival ever. On the second night, by complete chance, one of the DJs played a song Kermode had produced in his set!
His music has a lot of variations in focus and style so I recommend you give a listen to his earlier EP Emit Time (and grab the free download while you’re there, too!)