KID KOALA

MUSIC TO DRAW TO: IO

ARTS & CRAFTS

OUT 1/25/2019

 

CONTACT: 

RENEE COTSIS (Publicist)

LUCY VOLPE (Publicist)

BIO:

Kid Koala’s Music To Draw To: Io is the second volume in the legendary scratch DJ’s transportive ambient-vocal collaboration series. Inspired by music that allows space for the listener’s own ideas, the Music To Draw To series is an unfolding universe of synergistic soundscapes and enchanting vocal journeys. Io is a constellation of electronic and instrumental meditations, glinting with the otherworldly blues of singer Trixie Whitley on six of its eighteen songs. Following in the footsteps of 2017’s icy Music To Draw To: Satellite with vocalist Emilíana Torrini, Kid Koala (a.k.a. Eric San) channels the turbulence of the modern global psyche through a narrative guided by the Greek mythology of Io, an unwilling mortal lover of the god Zeus. Transcendently personified by the powerful force of Trixie Whitley (daughter of Chris Whitley, member of Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub), Kid Koala creates this vivid world through heartrending lyrics, and intuitive compositions performed exclusively by San on an exotic array of instruments. Music To Draw To: Io reveals layer-by-layer what Whitley describes as “the bottomless depth of Kid Koala as a thinker, creator, and artist, with the incredible ability to invent artistic dimensions filled with uncanny characters.”