Eager to experiment, I scavenged my iphone’s memos for song ideas, found one I liked, and spent exactly one hour on that idea… then I moved on to the next. I continued until I had about a dozen songs started. I cycled back through each one, an hour at a time, tinkering and playing with good, ok, and terrible sounds. I also think my love of Radiohead, Beck and Tame Impala may have seeped in. The result is a batch of songs I never would have written had I not tried this approach, using sounds I never would’ve taken to time to explore. These became my solo project, ‘Kiro Skiro.’
With the help of Kyle Curnutt (bass), Chris Lee (drums) and Brent Lyons (synth, guitar), Kiro Skiro's live act channels the studio recordings with subtlety and dynamics. The songs' blueprints are simple, and offer a solid foundation for ebbs, flows and sonic flourishes.
The live show has far surpassed my expectations and I can't wait to share new Kiro Skiro in 2019.
- Derek Bennett