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As a member of Joan Of Arc and Make Believe, it is logical that Nate Kinsella has always taken a bit of a backseat to his cousin..continue→

, frontman extraordinaire Tim Kinsella. Tim was of course in Cap n’ Jazz along with his brother Mike Kinsella as well. Mike Kinsella fronted the legendary American Football and now mans the helm of Owen. With all that to compete with, Nate would seem to be the forgotten Kinsella. However, his new project, Birthmark, might have you rethinking that whole notion. The Layer is a tremendous first effort.

Given Nate’s percussion background it is somewhat surprising that The Layer is not more centered around those talents. While it does show up heavily on several songs, for the most part Kinsella chooses to balance layers of electronics, keyboards and guitars instead. His compositions work to create an incredibly warm atmosphere across The Layer. While perhaps similar in tone to Mike Kinsella’s work in Owen, Birthmark is much more experimental in nature. The Layer perhaps recalls John Vanderslice in tone the most. However, Birthmark is certainly not lyrically based music. In comparison, Nate’s lyrics are often obtuse and difficult to decipher. Despite that, Nate Kinsella is able to balance it all and The Layer retains an inviting intimacy.

“On A Solitary Angle on the Confinement of Doom,” Nate’s labored scream sounds oddly like his cousin, Tim. And when listening to The Layer it’s impossible to ignore the Kinsella influence through it all. In reality, Birthmark slides perfectly into the middle of the Kinsella discography. Still, that does not make it fair to make those comparisons and to label Birthmark as just another Kinsella project would surely be a disservice. Nate Kinsella has created something entirely his own. The Layer is unique and breathtaking and any fan of inventive indie music should be excited to give this a close listen. Sounds As Language

Como miembro de Joan Of Arc y Make Believe, es lógico que Nate Kinsella siempre haya estado un poco en el asiento trasero de su primo, el extraordinario frontman Tim Kinsella. Tim, por supuesto, también formó Cap’n Jazz junto a su hermano Mike Kinsella. A su vez Mike encabezó la leegendaria American Football y ahora sirve al mando de Owen. Con todo esto para competir, Nate parece ser el Kinsella olvidado. Sin embargo, su nuevo proyecto, Birthmark, podría tener que reconsiderar esa idea general. Y, The Layer, es su primer y gran esfuerzo.

Teniendo en cuenta el fondo percusivo de Nate, es un poco sorprendente que el álbum no sea más centrado en esos talentos. Si bien se presenta en varias canciones, para la mayor parte elige equilibrar las capas de electrónica, teclados, y guitarras en su lugar. Sus composiciones trabajan para crear una atmósfera muy cálida a través del disco. Aunque tal vez un tono similar al trabajo de Mike en Owen, Birthmark es mucho más experimental en la naturaleza. The Layer quizás recuerda a John Vanderslice. Sin embargo, ciertamente no es música basada en letras. En comparación, las letras de Nate son a menudo obtusas e indescifrables. A pesar de ello, Nate Kinsella es capaz de equilibrar todo y mantener una intimidad acogedora.

En “A Solitary Angle on the Confinement of Doomn”, el grito trabajado de Nate suena extrañamente al de su primo Tim. Y cuando escuchas el disco es imposible ignorar la influencia Kinsella. En realidad, Birthmark se desliza perfectamente en el centro de la discografía Kinsella. Sin embargo, eso no significa que sea justo hacer comparaciones, es solo un proyecto Kinsella más. Nate ha creado algo totalmente suyo. Unico e impresionante, y cualquier fan de la inventiva indie debe ser excitado a darle una estrecha escucha. Sounds As Language

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