No World As Good As Mine

by Kai Whiston

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*** DOWNLOAD FEATURES 60-PAGE JOURNAL PDF COMPANION PIECE, BONUS ARTWORK AND BONUS TRACK 'DO NEED IT' ***

Experimental artist Kai Whiston may have just pulled off the most stunning and unexpected twist of 2019. The 20 year-old UK producer typically makes bangers. Bangers known for teeth-cutting bass, unearthly distorted textures and fractured yet charming sampling. All of this had cemented Whiston’s sound as one that managed to pull from simultaneously none and all genres of electronic music. This aesthetic is what spurred the success of his debut album ‘Kai Whiston Bitch’ in 2018; a fury of catchy and painterly abrasion -- as well as leaving his fingerprints all over collaborative record ‘XYZ’, with fellow GLOO artists Iglooghost and BABii this past September.

With his newest release, Whiston throws away the tool box. While very subtle slithers of his contorted take on electronic music can be heard on cuts like ‘(Run It)’ and ‘Glyder Fawr’, Whiston reaches for live recorded instrumentation and a whole new palette to break new ground. Seeking haven in a small woodland cabin in Snowdonia over the course of 7 months, Whiston blossoms an organic take on experimental/noise rock and avant garde electronic fusion.

Inspired by ‘’the unprecedented beauty/horror of the natural world’’, and a gifted group of performers, Whiston stacks theatrics to the ceiling. NWAGAM branches into a multitude of territories, beginning with dreamy lo-fi ballads such as ‘Don’t Need It’ and ‘Hell For Ourselves!’, all the way into glissading Swans-esque face-punching experimental rock on ’Things You Bury’ featuring prolific Brighton group The Physics House Band. The 13-minute ending opus ‘No World’ spans over multiple stages, reading as a multilayered violent relief. Decomposed hammering of dulcimers chatter in each ear while pummeling black metal blast beats provide the ticket to ascension. Whiston’s corrosive editing, attention to detail and meticulous narrative glueing this all together harmoniously.

The album is partnered with a 60-page journal series available with the digital download upon release, documenting the process of recording and illustrating the album’s narrative. No World As Good As Mine reminds us that there’s no telling what Whiston will do next.

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released November 6, 2019

FEATURING

JOE PETERSEN
THE PHYSICS HOUSE BAND
CHRISTY CAREY
FOUT LIST
BABii
CACKLEHILL
JAHLIL BEATS / ORLANDO TUCKER
011668
CLARENCE CLARITY
ANGELA POH

SPECIAL THANKS TO

STEVE ALBINI
IGLOOGHOST
S280F
SETH JORDAN
SAM ROLFES
ESTATE OF ALBERT BIERSTADT / YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY
ZACHARY SWEZY
AJAX SPEARMAN OF THE SUN
ALL MY FRIENDS
MN

NARRATED BY DRIFTWOOD BOB
COVER ART BY KAI WHISTON & ALBERT BIERSTADT (RECREATED WITH PERMISSION FROM YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY)

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY KAI WHISTON

RECORDED AT WANK STUDIOS, LLANISTER
ENGINEERED BY KAI WHISTON
RELEASED BY LUX 2019 ©

FULL LIST OF LYRICS + CREDITS: pastebin.com/yGSa8rES

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