Track of the week: Kayla Painter – In the Witch Elm

by Thomas Blake

Bristol-based producer and composer Kayla Painter has found herself in possession of some previously unheard samples by the revolutionary electronic music innovator Delia Derbyshire. For In the Witch Elm, she has stitched some of these together to create a new sonic landscape that pays discreet homage to Derbyshire’s vision while displaying her own considerable talent. As befits the source material, it sounds both futuristic and intangibly nostalgic, and achieves its effect without recourse to the overused tropes of hauntology.

Catch Kayla Painter live at Darkroom Espresso in Swindon on 21st April.

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