Here’s Kitchen’s Floor’s Matt Kennedy as you’ve never heard him before. Excess is a five-track EP composed entirely on keyboard, and the mood stands in contrast to anything else he’s ever released before. Each short track (none exceed three minutes) explore a different angle on the same drowsy and atmospheric theme, ranging the darker shades of ‘Domestic’ through to more propulsive moments like ‘Ratchet’. There’s a vague sense of unease about the tracks, but this is far outweighed by a more contemplative mood: ‘Excess’ could probably withstand comparison to strange ’80s sci-fi theme music, while ‘History’ is almost bright and hopeful.
Excess will have a release through Heavy Lows in the coming months. In the meantime, this EP is available on a pay-what-you-want basis at the Excess Bandcamp page.