Jire “SSTNSLNC” (exclusive)

30 Oct 2014 — Henning Lahmann

Again proving their immaculate knack for unearthing the finest talents of tomorrow's popular music canon, the folks over at No Pain In Pop present their latest gem Jire aka merely 18-year old London-based producer Nathan Geyer. More than just another gifted beatsmith, Geyer's upcoming four-track debut Kiowa Polytope is a supremely elaborate piece of music, built from intricate, deconstructed rhythm patterns, noise and found sounds, as well as interspersed tonal structures. Despite showing off a dizzying level of playful sophistication and hardly ever resorting to comforting payoffs, the tracks unfold an astonishing emotional warmth that fits right into NPIP's catalogue (think Ukkonen or Karen Gwyer, but above all Forest Swords). EP centrepiece "SSTNSLNC" revolves around a bunch of samples that Geyer recorded with an old dictaphone at the Sistine Chapel in Rome (hence the title: "Sistine Silence"), where the artist found himself alienated by "the noise and lack of general respect in the chapel" that had led to the loss of "any sense of spirituality or emotion" the chapel once might have had, having turned into a purely commercial commodity. Take a listen to the stunning piece below.

The Kiowa Polytope EP is out November 11. Order now over here.