Over the past 20 years, Chris through his moniker Kodomo and Kasson through Symbion Project have released a wide breadth of electronic music drawing from ambient techno, IDM, downtempo, and cinematic soundscapes.
After years of struggling to collaborate on opposite sides of the country, it was best to get into the same studio.
An intense week of live experimentation using an array of early modulars, pedals, and drum machines resulted in their 3-song EP ~ DISPAK 01.
This debut EP encompasses epic ambient soundscapes over slowly evolving techno rhythms to create 3 long-form pieces, including “Ozornin” with its skittering modular synthesizers and hypnotic acid techno.
Kodomo is moniker for electronic music producer and composer Chris Child, based in Brooklyn, New York.
The alias, Kodomo, the Japanese word for “child” references his upbringing in Japan.
Inspired by musicians such as Brian Eno, Cabaret Voltaire, and Boards of Canada, Child’s Kodomo work is often melodic and dreamlike in nature, drawing from orchestral music, synth pop, and IDM, among many other styles.
During 2007 and 2008, his Kodomo releases, including the album Still Life, were issued on the 5 Points label.
He self-released the 2011 album Frozen in Motion.
A third album, Patterns & Light arrived in 2014.
Symbion Project is the eclectic electronic endeavor of Kasson Crooker, creating bittersweet songs with a cinematic flair.
Over the course of 9 albums, Symbion Project has touched on vocal-driven electronica, techno/IDM, and classical synthesizer music, while Kasson’s other bands, ELYXR, Rocococo & Freezepop create quirky synthpop.
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