Adolescent is the moniker of 23-year-old Alex Parish, paying homage in name to the early teenage years responsible for inspiring his unique sound and vision. Much of his initial thought process in production owes to a love of late 90s Trip-Hop and Hip-Hop, in particular Portishead's seminal record 'Dummy'. However it was Parish’s travelled adolescence, coupled with a photographic obsession that inspires the true essence of these carefully sculpted, ethereal and often euphoric masterpieces.
'Golden Halls' - the debut 4-track instrumental E.P, out May 12th via KLDSCP - was conceived following a trip across China, recalling a story of adventure, young love and how one’s feelings toward another may affect the romanticised memory. This theme is represented in both it’s sonic qualities, as well as the moods created tells Parish;
“We can all recall those certain times, places, sights or sounds forever etched in our mind and souls, the ones only reignited by a second coming. Golden Halls was sculpted long after a time I’d spent in China. Lying dormant at home was an old roll of 35mm film from the trip I’d forgotten, which I then developed. I found myself recalling these sensations from the photographs that led me to exploring this as a concept. Each track from Golden Halls directly correlates to a specific photograph I have. A specific memory”
With visual influence in mind, local Brighton psych/electronic label KLDSCP who have strong orientation in visual art has become the perfect home for Adolescent.
released May 12, 2014
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