The Melancholic Electronica Of Congolese/Austrian Producer Kimyan Law
Nineteen-year-old Congolese/Austrian musician Kimyan Law releases his debut LP, 'Couer Calme.'
Playing mostly self-made instruments, 19-year-old Congolese/Austrian electronic musician Kimyan Law creates aural songs that stimulate with their subtle emotional depth. Having been the victim of racism and personal strife, Law (real name Nico Mpunga ) uses music as a means of coping. An exile from wartorn Congo living in Vienna, he immersed himself in the city's drum and bass community, got into Amon Tobin and James Blake , started fashioning his own musical devices out of raw materials and eventually connected with the founders of Blu Mar Ten Records . Last week, the label released Law's debut album Coeur Calme . Speaking with Vice , Law said, "To me, the album seems to be very melancholic and I think of it as some sort of ‘auditory childhood flashback.' It’s a collection of portraits. That’s all I can say." Featuring the tracks "Eclairage," a gray mesh of at times quick, at others restrained percussion and forlorn electronic effects, and "Run Ames (feat. Robert Manos)," an "Idioteque"-esque frenzy of beats and vocals, the record is not just technically complex but sensitive and evocative, too. Listen to the two songs below along with a 10-minute sample of Coeur Calme , find out more about the album here , and keep posted for more from Kimyan Law.