Blair Sound Design – Console Humidity
French Press Lounge label head and Florida friend Kyle Lyon shows the world what's workin in the sunshine state with his first release on Lobster Theremin. My personal favorite is his quirky house interpretation on the a1 but the release as a whole shows his unique and versatile approach to music making.
"Having been steadily absorbing the flowery humidity in steamy spa towns of central Florida since his debut outing Chillax, Floridian $1 house music purveyor Blair Sound Design aka Kyle Lyon emerges into the Lobster forest with all 16-bit brass and duvet filters blazing.
Taking inspiration from late 80's and early 90's bargain bin finds, as well as a lifetime spent strapped to Game Boy classic Kirby's Dream Land, Console Humidity finds Lyon on classically chipper yet introspective form, carving a path well trodden but that is unmistakeable his own.
In his own words, the EP follows a loose narrative reflecting on the ebb and flow of ones mental state throughout any given day: where it lies as you wake, go about your day, meditate, stress, and rush about a busy unrecognisable city. Every console has its processing limits, and people are very much the same. Hopefully this collection strikes a balance between introspection and peace as it does rhythmic propulsion and face-screwing mirth.
From the digital emotive-ambient transients of RNG Therapy, to the deep brooding house grumble of Silph Scope, the happy-go-lucky swagger and jazzy keys of Startup Tool, and the bizarre & comedic pandemonium of Overheated - Console Humidity is a lesson in life, a jump onto a surface of unknown dimensions, a conversation in practice and a method of practicing conversation. It is singular journey with real warmth and rough edges and an extra shot to give your day that little kick to get you going. "