Looking for something Dan Deacon-esque but would rather chill than dance? Do you love Panda Bear’s gorgeous synth-heavy melodies? Then look no further. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s debut LP Euclid is your answer to everything.
Smith studied vocal performance in school but after a neighbor turned her on to the Buchla Music Easel (an incredibly intricate synthesizer), Smith began to create electronic accompaniment to her beautiful voice. Smith’s vocals are mostly lyric-less and always incomprehensible but her melodies are powerful and passionate enough to have an emotional effect. You’ll find yourself humming Euclid throughout the day even if you can’t recall exactly which track is stuck in your head.
Euclid is an odyssey, a narrative with ups, downs, joys and anxieties. Smith’s textures are warm and rich; blips and bleeps buoy across the tracks, every sound intended to glide you into the next suite. Put in your headphones, close your eyes, and let Smith take you where she wants.
Best Tracks: #2 “Wide Awake” / #4 “Sundry” / #6 “Escapade”