With members educated in sound engineering, computer science, art, and journalism, the band have strived to combine visceral, instinctual musical language with cerebral structural analysis. And with their new album The Mill, they feel closer to that goal than ever. For the past two years, the members of Kimone have placed every ounce of inspiration, frustration, self-examination, confusion, optimism, bitterness, and strength into writing and creating The Mill. Musically, they’ve streamlined their orchestral arrangements to be leaner and more economical: saying more with less.
Lyrically, story-like narratives play a bigger role than the usual pronoun-obsessed “rock song,” as carefully selected words and phrases embody multiple meanings. Compositions were written and re-written, keys were changed in search of the most suitable melody, and prose were mulled over to avoid repetition of words / descriptions. A completely mad way of constructing music? Perhaps. But Kimone felt that The Mill deserved such detailed attention, for it would eventually tell their all-too-common story of 20-somethings trying to make sense of lives and art.
This is the soundtrack to ethnic dilemmas, egos in motion, “careers” in jeopardy, finances in disarray, writer’s blocks, and questionable existences. Not just for these five individuals, but for whoever has experienced the uncomfortable window between innocence and adulthood. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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