Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop


band members

Jian K Liew


Influences

Steve Reich, Frank Ocean, Brian Eno, Arthur Russel


Website

Bio

“For me, making music is the most child-like thing ever,” says Jian Liew, better known as Kyson, synth-shaman of teleporting sounds. “You’re just free, running around a field naked, doing whatever you want. There are no borders to what you can do. It’s limitless.” The musican-producer has tinkered with effervescent, hip-hop soundscapes, which Pitchfork described as “exotic but familiar,” over two albums (The Water’s Way, A Book of Flying) and several collaborations (among them: Shigeto’s “Water Collides” and Bon Iver’s “Holocene”). This has culminated in his third album, the self-titled Kyson (out DATE on LABEL), a sonic memoir that jailbreaks Kyson’s repertoire through depth of narrative and tactile instrumentation. Where he ensconced his other releases in escapism, this one, by design, hits you in your soul.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

09 Oct 2019

Triple J
40

Chilled without being sleepy, warm without being too upfront. There's plenty to love about what Kyson's doing in 2019.

Chilled without being sleepy, warm without being too upfront. There's plenty to love about what Kyson's doing in 2019.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

26 Sep 2019

Triple J
40

if you like tora and the babe rainbow then this serene and woozy mix could tickle you pink.

if you like tora and the babe rainbow then this serene and woozy mix could tickle you pink.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

01 Sep 2019

Triple J
40

Those lyrics <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 They just tie together so beautifully.

Those lyrics <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 They just tie together so beautifully.