THE KEEP - PRIMER VINYL (12" EP)
Release Date: 6th December 2019
The debut solo release from the Sex Swing and Snow Ghosts member, multi-instrumentalist and electronica producer, Oliver Knowles. Primer is an internationally-influenced experimental gem with drone-fuelled undertones, a head-kicking techno backbone with some glitch and samples of traditional Indonesian instruments for good measure. 'Primed' and ready for your ears to feast on!
FFO: Sex Swing, Snow Ghosts, Ben Frost, Rival Consoles
"The Keep is the solo project of Gothenburg-based Oliver Knowles, who combines his Indonesian heritage with a love for drones. Primer is a collection of drones, noise and rhythms influenced by the vibrancy and excitement of Spanish and Catalonian street festivals that take place in Barcelona each year, where the record was written. Although the tracks on the release are instrumental, Knowles as a means to express intense personal feelings of anxiety or sadness created them. He used the tracks on Primer to manifest these ideas in a positive way, allowing a sort of personal catharsis. Born in Singapore, Knowles then lived in Indonesia until he was six and pays heritage to his Indonesian heritage on this EP by using samples of traditional Indonesian instruments, including a small Indonesian hand drum that his mother gave him years ago."