Published Mar 20, 2019As the Bug, Kevin Martin's recent work includes collaborations with the elusive Burial and drone metallers Earth. Now, the producer is set to drop the alias to deliver a new solo LP under his given name of Kevin Richard Martin.
Titled Sirens, Martin's latest will arrive on June 7 through Room40. As label head Lawrence English explained in a press release, Sirens "documents the intensities surrounding the delivery and early days of [Martin's] first child."
Martin continued to characterize the 14-track release as follows:
Sirens...carries in it a sense of deep affect. The album, unlike the live work, traces out a dynamic sound world that is both tender and caustic. It charts the emotional rollercoaster that is the arrival of parenthood, heightened through the complex circumstances of his wife's emergency procedures during the birth and two further life threatening operations for his son in the first month of the child's life. Within each piece microcosms of sensation unfold, Kevin clearly and deftly manoeuvres us through the tumultuous journey. Seconds become hours, and hours become seconds; Sirens somehow creates a sense of time that is without anchor and is foggy in a way that is profoundly unique (and frankly pleasurable).
A pair of tracks from the album, "Kangaroo Care" and "Loss of Consciousness," can be heard in the players below. Sirens is available for pre-order here.
1. There Is A Problem
2. Bad Dream
3. After The Party
4. Life Threatening Operation 2
6. Too Much
7. The Surgeon
8. Mechanical Chatter in the I.C.U.
9. Kangaroo Care
10. The Deepest Fear
12. Loss Of Consciousness
14. A Bright Future