Prayer Circles | photo by Megan Gouda
Keith Hampson debuts new Prayer Circles project
Power Animal‘s Keith Hampson has announced a new strain of work called Prayer Circles. Branching away from the electronic pop of the former moniker and into a more experimental realm of tech-based sound, the Philadelphia musician debuted his new project this week with a video for “Swollen Larynx of Highway from Window.”
Hampson and his girlfriend Althea recorded the song live in a bedroom at 1:00 a.m. and, as you’ll see in the video, it is a project of manipulation and transformation. Hampson describes the clip as:
Performance with a eurorack modular based around human voice, Mutable Instruments Clouds and Braids, SynthTech E350 and Make Noise STO audio wise. Aleatoric sequencing with Rene, Turing Machine and 4ms RCD.
Check it out below and stay tuned for a full Prayer Circles EP, as well as a Power Animal EP expected this year.