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