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Stream John Bence's forthcoming release

June 2018

The Bristol based composer and vocalist’s new EP will be released by Yves Tumor's Grooming label

Though his background is in classical composition, UK producer John Bence has more recently become a prominent figure in Bristol's experimental electronic scene. Following his 2015 debut EP on Nicolas Jaar's Other People imprint, Bence now presents Kill, an EP in three movements: “l. Kill/Aftermath”, “ll. Alone/Suicide”, “lll. Afterlife/Judgement”. It tells the story of a murderer who kills his lover, commits suicide and then accelerates towards God to be judged.

Kill is a work I wrote from September–November 2016,” says Bence. “It was made with some of the percussion instruments I made in my garage, a prepared cello and my voice. It was finally recorded in a large cathedral-sized space in the ETOPIA, Centre for Art and Technology, Zaragoza, Spain. Where I was an artist-in-residence for six months. I can’t explain the feeling I get when I’m up on stage. It feels like an out of body experience performing this work.”

Kill is released by Grooming on 29 June. Available to pre-order now.


living legend

Completely original, challenging and beautiful.

makes me proud to be British

Weird and wonderful

stunning work from John

incredible textures


Best new music I have heard in ages, really something.

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