Kingbastard's News


My 'Myheadisaballoon' - [ H O L D ] EP will be released on May 1st. If any reviewers or bloggers would like an advance copy in exchange for a few words;) then please contact me either via this page or @ chris [at] myheadisaballoon.com
The EP will be available as a 'name your price' release @ Myheadisaballoon.co.uk with no minimum price, so essentially 'free', although a little donation would be greatly appreciated;)

Also, my debut 'Myheadisaballoon' album 'Pop Goes The People!' will be officially released this year, 1st Aug, on Herb Recordings. I parted ways with WLM [White Label Music] as I felt things were taking too long to progress. So now I have control over the material again the [ H O L D ] EP will be a precursor to the album release. For now, why not check out my Treefella [EP] & grab some free downloads of the tracks 'Getting Your Own Back', 'Loop', & 'Movie Love' all at Myheadisaballoon.co.uk

Myheadisaballoon - [ H O L D ] EP


Solipsism - New Mini Album

2012-04-02 05:04:47 by Kingbastard

The brand-spanking new Mini-Album from Solipsism - Habitual Hybrids is released today on Herb Recordings. It's a glorious hybrid of wonky techno rhythms and creatively crafted ambient textures. Available to stream in full @ Solipsism - Habitual Hybrids It's a steal at only £3.99. Grab your copy today!

Solipsism - New Mini Album


'The Mist Descends' - Video

2012-03-16 01:18:13 by Kingbastard
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Download the full version of this MP3 FREE @:
http://kingbastardmusic.com/track/the-mist-desce nds
New Kingbastard album 'Lost Property' released 1st March 2012 on Herb Recordings.
More Information: http://kingbastardmusic.com

Written, Performed, Arranged & Produced by Chris Weeks.
Artwork & Video by Chris Weeks

© Kingbastard.


New Album 'Lost Property' OUT NOW.

2012-03-01 00:18:38 by Kingbastard
Updated

The day has arrived; my new Kingbastard concept album 'Lost Property' is officially released.
You can listen in full now & buy the digital & Deluxe Limited Edition CD @ Kingbastard - Lost Property
It will also be available at all the usual digital outlets, iTunes, Bleep, Juno etc... [Links to follow]
Kingbastardmusic.com is the only place to buy the CD & digital formats complete with bonus material, which includes: 'high-res' image of the album cover artwork + sixteen unique pieces of art (one for each track), a bonus 'hidden' track, & the music video for Glim.
(Please share this link around to as many people as possible;)

KB

Also, found out today that I won the OraMIX competition, details of the comp here http://oramics.herokuapp.com

Listen to my winning submission here http://oramics.herokuapp.com/tracks/7

For more info about Oramics and The Science Museum of London, visit http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/gall eries/oramics.aspx

Also check out The Oramics Machine on Facebook.

New Album 'Lost Property' OUT NOW.



Kingbastard - Lost Property [Reviewed by The Milk Factory]


Kingbastard 'DJ Mix' for Clash Magazine [free download]

2012-02-16 05:40:49 by Kingbastard
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Yo!

The lovely folks at Clash Magazine asked me to do a 'DJ Mix' for them. It's an ecelectic vinyl only mix & is available to listen to/download for free. I also had to chat to them about my forthcoming album 'Lost Property' & the DJ Mix itself.

Go have a listen/read here: Kingbastard - Clash Magazine DJ Mix

[DJ Mix download link at the bottom of the page]

Here's the tracklisting:
Kingbastard - Eclectic Vinyl DJ Mix Tracklist

01: BBC SOUND EFFECTS - BLACKBIRDS & SPARROWS ( excerpt )
02: LAUREL & HARDY - "FRESH FISH" ( excerpt )
03: DIRECTORSOUND - SOMEWHEN BY THE SEA
04: THE ADVISORY CIRCLE - AS THE CROW FLIES
05: BJORK - COSMOGONY
06: SERGE GAINSBOURG - AH! MELODY
07: THE FLAMING LIPS - THE MORNING OF THE MAGICIANS
08: SPACE DIMENSION CONTROLLER - PULSOVIAN INVASION
09: APHEX TWIN - FORMULA ( excerpt )
10: RUSTIE - FLASH BACK ( excerpt )
11: MODESELEKTOR - EVIL TWIN (feat. OTTO VON SCHIRACH)
12: SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO - ASPIC ( excerpt )
13: BIBIO - ARTISTS' VALLEY
14: KINGBASTARD - DANLAN SPEAKS
15: DELS - SHAPESHIFT
16: A TRIBE CALLED QUEST - JAM
17: BYETONE - OPAL
18: THE ADVISORY CIRCLE - THE PATCHWORK EXPLAINS ( excerpt )
19: BRIAN ENO - POUR IT OUT
20: PINK FLOYD - ECLIPSE


FREE MP3 Download

2012-02-13 06:51:24 by Kingbastard

Download 'Glim' for FREE now by visiting the YouTube link provided. [MP3 Download link in description]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwsBaQebRq4


Music Video

2012-02-10 09:31:05 by Kingbastard
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Howdy folks!

Here's a new music video for my track 'Glim'. Taken from my forthcoming album Lost Property, available to buy on Limited Edition CD & Digital format from 1st March 2012 @ kingbastardmusic.com.
Hope you enjoy & please feel free to spread the vid around and share it with your friends;)

KB

Track Featured - Glim
Taken from the Kingbastard album 'Lost Property'
http://kingbastardmusic.com/album/lost-property

Press Release:

Following in the footsteps of his 2010 release Beautiful Isolation, Chris Weeks brings us his latest Kingbastard opus 'Lost Property'; a concept album which draws its inspiration from happening upon an old abandoned house whilst walking in the foothills of the Preseli Mountains, West Wales.

A more concise, but no less ambitious record than its predecessor, Lost Property primarily focuses inwardly on the house itself and its immediate surroundings. There are sixteen self-contained tracks, each meticulously depicting the different moods evoked upon discovery, exploration of, and departure from the property; however, each piece flows seamlessly into the next to form a picturesque, immersive and continuous soundscape, where fragile field-recordings, subtle spoken-word, and harmonious vocals rub shoulders with dusty micro-glitched grooves, retro synths, rich sub-bass, lo-fi landscapes and warped guitars; underscored with evolving, ethereal ambience.

Lost Property is the sound of Weeks' creative imagination in full flow; immediately enveloping the listener and never relenting, tracks segue effortlessly, unveiling a unique, genre-defying collage of beautifully crafted, descriptive sonic textures that honestly encapsulate the artist's experience and emotions.

[Herb Recordings]
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Credits:
Released 01 March 2012 on Herb Recordings
Written, Performed, Arranged & Produced by Chris Weeks.
Artwork & Video by Chris Weeks

© Kingbastard.

Music Video


Lost Property - [Blip #10]

2012-02-08 00:06:36 by Kingbastard
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Kingbastard - Lost Property [Blip #10]
Track featured: Where Time Stands Still
http://kingbastardmusic.com/album/lost-property


Lost Property - [Blip #09]

2012-02-06 02:26:22 by Kingbastard

Kingbastard - Lost Property [Blip #09]
Track featured: Detached
http://kingbastardmusic.com/album/lost -property