Katie's track Day Is Coming from the SALT album has been
used as part of a publishing deal we just signed off on
for the trailer of a new Sundance selected Netflix series
called Wild Wild Country - watch the trailer here.
Background to Katie:
Mood is central to the expansive musical landscape of
Katie Kim. Darkened corners, icy atmospheres and hypnotic
knife edge soundscapes. Piano chords stretch to infinity,
silence is employed as devastating punctuation, while
the voice, in its salience is all the scattered beauty
a glimmer of light can illuminate. Cinematic in scope
and tectonic in delivery, it's as deep as you want or
need it to be. A slow core waltz at the bottom of the
ocean, steeped in gloomy ambience. Tension tugs at the
heart with this euphoric exploration into the depths
of darkness and light. "Holding my hand now the
tides incoming/Make us a shield so the light won't get
Katie Kim has released four studio albums to date: Twelve
(2008), Vaults Vol.1 (2011) Cover & Flood (2012)
(UK release 2013) and SALT (2016) Nominated for The
RTE Choice Music Award for Album of The Year. SALT was
recently performed live in a series of concerts with
Katie Kim and Crash Ensemble in its entirety, in an
alternative reworked form, with arrangements from composer
Sean Clancy for Crash. A live album is just finished
being produced of this.
She has also scored an original soundtrack for the
1928 surrealist Germain Dulac silent film, "La
Coquille et Le Clergyman", commissioned by The
Cork French Film Festival, which she also performed
with her full band, live, in front of a sold-out audience.
This original score will be released later this year
as part of a multimedia package.
She has been part of many collaborations, including
The Waterboys, Sean MacErlaine, Crash Ensemble, David
Kitt and many more.
"Katie Kim evokes everything from William Basinski's
starker works, early Labradford and the landscape of
loss so masterfully sound tracked by the likes of Aidan
Baker, Tim Hecker and Stars of The Lid " - The
"Salt illuminates and ignites her song writing
pedigree to a brilliant new level; these nine vignettes
align craft and technique with outright innovation.
Most excitingly, the textures are almost tangible in
their ferocity - piano chords are stretched and strung
out to infinity, silence is employed as devastating
punctuation and Kim's own vocals are soothing and empathetic
while also sounding a million light years away."
- 4/5 Stars - The Skinny
"The return of Katie Kim is a triumph. While the
brilliance of her previous work cannot be overstated,
just how exact Salt is with its sound is a wonder to
behold. The album knows exactly how to play itself,
it's a dreamlike and every note, texture and beat plays
into that notion of reality vs the subconscious. This
is Katie Kim at her best." - 10/10 stars - The
Last Mixtape and was later awarded album of the year
for 2016 on TLMT