Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s go-to instrument, besides her voice, is the analog Buchla Music Easel (first designed in 1973). Hear some of the infinite permutations she coaxes out of the volatile synthesizer in “When I Try, I’m Full,” a stirring electronic music track also musing on the subject matter of endless possibilities. The accompanying hand-drawn animation reflects the journey of a gradually evolving cellular organism. Be sure to check out her transformative remix of The Invisible’s “Love Me Again” (featuring Anna Calvi); the groovy downtempo jam becomes putty in Smith’s hands, as she conjures up a chorus of murmuring spirits.
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: When I Try, I’m Full