The Kid

Author or Artist

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
The Kid

Summary

A master of the relatively obscure Buchla modular synth system, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith is drawing raves for her new album, which Pitchfork praises "Though her voice drives most songs on The Kid, she never treats it as separate from the rest of her arsenal. It's not an embellishment slapped on top of an otherwise complete instrumental; it's wholly integrated into the complex webbing of each piece. There's a stunning moment on "A Kid" when the beat falls away and Smith sings through filters at several simultaneous pitches. She sounds like an organ that's learned to articulate syllables, both singer and instrument at the same time. Distorted, multi-tracked, shifted, and still addictively tuneful, Smith's voice humanizes the work without breaking the spell she casts while commanding her machines."