David Kristian Sweet Bits

David Kristian Sweet Bits
Sweet Bits is the newest full-length release by David Kristian, one of Montreal’s most prolific electronic music producers. This endeavour has the perfect juxtaposition of cinematic darkness and suspense coupled with endearingly innocent melodies reminiscent of a nostalgic childhood. Somewhere between Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works, Boards of Canada’s Music Has the Right to Children, and Lowfish-esque electro lies 13 tracks of ambient electronics tinged with warmth that envelops the listener throughout. "Kippering School” is like a humble and pensive narrative that unfolds with each subsequent layer of sound. Piano-like melodies and bleeps of a heart rate monitor are the backbone to a foray of complex structures. Warm and fuzzy, yet skittish and crunchy, tracks such as "Newgarden” contains a soothing element left much to the imagination of what a foetus might hear in a mother’s womb. Said to be just the right thing to follow up Kristian’s critically acclaimed Sawdust Sinedust Squaredust, and the material included on Suction’s Snow Robots compilations, Sweet Bits is meant to be broken down and savoured piece by textured piece. (Monochrome)