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Kid Smpl Announces New Album, Privacy; Shares Video

The forthcoming LP will land on Kastle's Symbols imprint early next month.
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Former XLR8R podcast contributor Kid Smpl will drop his latest album on Kastle's Symbols imprint next month.

Privacy follows 2012's Skylight LP—released via Seattle imprint Hush Hush—with 13 immersive cuts that approach "oft-unspoken, but deeply important issues of dissociation, isolation, and hyper-connectivity that seep out of our digital lives and into our psyches." Like its subject matter, the music on Privacy evokes digital paranoia and fear—there's also beauty hidden beneath its layers, but you have to dig.

The album will also be accompanied by three music videos developed by Kid Smpl by linking Unity—a video game engine platform—with Ableton. Like a player would send signals to a game via a controller, Ableton sends input information to the engine via audio signals, causing the images to change and morph over time. This will also be the basis of a new A/V show that Kid Smpl has in the works to present the album.

Symbols will release Privacy on November 11, and in the meantime, you can watch the video for "Riven" in full via the player below.