Asthmatic Kitty Records

Library Catalog Music Series

Jib Kidder: Music for Hypnotized Minds

Catalog: AKR211 • Cover Art: David Stith
Release date: March 8, 2011
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Jib Kidder is the performing moniker of Californian audio/visual artist Sean Schuster-Craig. His 2008 debut, All on Yall (States Rights), fused regional-rap idiosyncrasies with everyday sounds and otherworldly noise, resulting in something too sincere and interested to be filed away as “mash-ups”. Unusual tracks find unusual homes and like this AoY became the inspiring stuff of Texas highschool pep rallies and network television reality dance competitions. Meanwhile, the always-restless SSC wasted no time exploring new forms, adding miniature guitar origami, frenetic youtube splices, C&W vocal pop, digital dream re-enactments and slow drone video meditations to his already head-scratcher oeuvre.

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For his Library Catalog release, Jib Kidder limited his sound palette to the existing AK catalog, using only turntable manipulations, respatializing effects (echo, reverb, EQ) and splicing to create new mood-based shorts. As in the artist’s past works, Music for Hypnotized Minds draws on the dream-logic ideas of hybridization, dislocation & temporal simultaneity. The results are the perfect record for meditation in motion like reflective, solitary walking or summer highway cruising with loved ones.