Keyboard Kid, the #BASED producer from the cold rains of Seattle, Washington, releases PAIN IN THE RAIN, the sequel to the chillingly sharp basedintherain666. Of this short sequel, KBK says “I STILL GOTTA LOTTA PAIN IN MY HEART…THAT FLAME STILL BURNIN.. KNOW THAT I WON’T QUIT TIL EVERYBODY KNO NAMOR… HAPPY HALLOWEEN BITCH…HAPPY HALLOWEEN." KBK releases tapes like this sporadically, seeking to reexamine past projects, and freeze various elements of his daily life in sound. Here, he darkens a shrouded atmosphere, glaring layers of woe into a muddied stew.
KBK is one of the most attentive instrumentalists (maybe musical artists, at all) that I’ve ever encountered. Many instrumentalists have tried to replicate his controlled clamor, often using light vocal hymns to give the false impression of being able to humanize a song. Others have decided that a simple synth + hi-hat combination will be enough to engender a uniquely spacious experience. Boys and girls, gather ‘round, because this is the real deal.
Getting in tune with the season, KBK grinds fading sounds into begrudgingly wispy tones. Distant gun shots, sampled howls, and stretched reverberations spread a depressed depth between the viperous pangs of stacked gloom. Thudding bass and crashing cymbals slush into drudging messes, finely tuned and paired to impress a muted articulation into the progress of this tape. With no crescendos, drops, or falsified hype, KBK retains our attention with looped build-ups, allowing listeners to explore the nature of his grumbling darkness. His layerings only suggest an end, but give none. The entire tape is the moment(s) before impact, with KBK carefully edging his audience towards a sight of pure evil.
-CUTT CZAR (HERONALD REAGAN)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS : FRANKLIN WEATHERFIELD AKA DENZEL SPLASHINGTON AKA PATOIS VUITTON AKA CHUCKDEGAULLE