Mkiao – Summer Heart

This is from gay indie artist Mkiao’s debut album A Far Off Horizon, an accomplished and well-crafted mix of field recordings,ambient soundscapes, chillwave elements and electronic loops, dedicated to the memory of his best friend, Jennifer Perkins. Mkaio, aka Matthew Kammerer, recorded and mixed the whole thing in his spare bedroom in Utah. Share it, and make him a star….

Deep in the mountains of Hawai’i, buried under pine needles and brush, a cracked and worn cassette tape was found. The cover and tape were handmade, the design and packaging, faded and aged. The tape itself appeared to be a recording of a vinyl double-album, its contents using elements of past musical archetypes, and while the sound is dated, it seems strangely prescient – the work of an artist enveloping himself in the past while breathing in the present.

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