Mount Kimbie have opened up about the writing process behind their second album.
Mount Kimbie have been hidden, but not missing. Taking time away from the spotlight, Dom Maker and Kai Campos have been writing, recording - stockpiling new ideas, fresh directions. Breaking cover with a one off show at Ether Festival, Dom Maker took time out to chat to FACT about their second album.
Seemingly informed by the lengthy spell of touring which accompanied their debut album, the new material is apparently much more "free" than those early recordings. “The new stuff is a lot more free than the songs we’ve done before, in terms of composition" he said.
"It’s still entirely produced on a computer, but the drums and percussion are much more live in their feel, in rhythm and in flow. In terms of the actual sound…it’s quite a bit bigger sounding that what we’ve done before. I think it’s still quite delicate material, but it has a bigger sound compared to the last album, and I think that must be informed really greatly by what we’ve spent the last two years doing – playing live.”
Elsewhere, Dom Maker enthused about the energy created by the recording process. "Overall though it’s been a great experience – it’s been interesting how it’s differed to the processes that we used for the first album" he said.
"It’s nice having a studio that we both can go to, and I think we worked together a lot more on this album…it feels more like a full team effort. And that’s given both of us a bit more confidence to really push what we can achieve, to make what we really want to make, really going out there. The results should be pretty interesting.”
Read the full feature over on FACT.
Mount Kimbie have not announced a release for their second album. Yet.