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With Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Experimental musician Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith talks to Mary Anne Hobbs about trusting the subconscious when composing new songs.

Experimental musician Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith talks to Mary Anne about trusting the subconscious when it comes to composing new songs, and how she feeds her mind with specific tunes, images and experiences to help her to create new sounds.

Kaitlyn grew up in isolation on an island of Washington State, and over the past few years has released a number of intriguing, nature-inspired records using a Buchla Music Easel. Her latest album, EARS, drops on April 1, ahead of a tour supporting Animal Collective across America.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Gorillaz & De La Soul

    Feel Good Inc

    • Parlophone.
  • PJ Harvey

    The Community Of Hope

    • Island Records.
  • Sugar Minott

    Good Thing Going

    • 0387312A.
    • Hit Weton Westgram.
  • Wire

    Outdoor Miner

    • EMI Gold.
  • Mogwai


    • Rock Action Records.
  • Dream Warriors

    My Definition Of A Boombastic Jazz Style

  • Jessie Ware

    If You're Never Gonna Move

    • PMR Records.
  • Nils Frahm

    Vice versa

  • Pavement

    Cut Your Hair

    • CD SINGLE.
    • Domino.
    • 1.
  • James

    Nothing But Love

    • BMG.
  • Grace Jones

    Slave To The Rhythm

    • ZTT.
  • James Blake


    • Atlas Recordings.
  • Primal Scream


  • Beyond The Wizards Sleeve

    Diagram Girl

    • Phantasy.
  • Clarence “Frogman” Henry

    Ain't Got No Home

    • Chess.
  • The Kinks

    Waterloo Sunset

    • Essential.
  • The Kills

    Doing It To Death

    • Domino Recording Co.
  • Eric Donaldson

    Cherry Oh Baby

    • Trojan Records.
  • Sunriser

    • Ólafur Arnalds

      Study for Generative Piano (i)

      • Download.
  • The Jesus and Mary Chain

    Just Like Honey

    • Emperor Norton.
  • The Flaming Lips

    Fight Test

    • Warner Bros.
  • Lush

    Out Of Control

    • Edamame Records.
  • Anna Calvi


    • Domino Recording Co.
  • The Crystals

    Then He Kissed Me

    • PSI.
  • Spring King


    • Island Records.
  • Bill Withers

    Who Is He (And What Is He To You)

    • CBS.
  • Yeasayer

    Silly Me

    • Mute Records.
  • LL Cool J


    • Def Jam.
  • Brian Eno

    The Ship

  • Matthew E. White

    Rock 'n' Roll is Cold

  • Eric B. & Rakim

    Don't Sweat The Technique

    • MCA.
  • Kendrick Lamar

    Untitled 6

    • Untitled Unmastered.
    • Polydor.
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    Foxy Lady

    • Polydor.
  • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: Trusting The Subconscious

    • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

      First Flight

      • Western Vinyl.
  • Björk

    Human Behaviour

    • One Little Indian.
  • Petite Noir

    Just Breathe

    • Double Six Records.
  • Cream


    • Polydor.
  • Mystery Jets


    • Caroline International Ltd.
  • Explosions in the Sky

    Landing Cliffs

  • Pixies


    • 4 A.D..
  • Pet Shop Boys

    The Pop Kids

    • X 2 RECORDS.
  • Richard Hawley

    Still As The Night