The dynamic duo have been focusing on the intersection of live drums and electronic sounds. In 2006 they released The Exchange Session Volumes 1 and 2, to critical acclaim. Kieran says that the collaboration allows him to more freely explore improvisation instead of working in the controlled environment of computerized beats.
“It has been so exciting for me because part of what I’ve wanted to do in my music – soul and funk and jazz, all the American music that I love - has been out of my reach. I’m used to making very controlled music where the computer keeps time. But I couldn’t do that because Steve has to keep time, so it was an incredible liberation,” says Kieran. He worked hard in advance of going in with Steve to find and create a new palette of “impossible computer sounds” to use in this new human way of working.
Kieran Hebden / Steve Reid Tour Dates: 03-08 - The Parish - Austin, TX
03-10 - Langerado Festival - Sunrise, FL
03-21 - The Trinity - Bristol
03-22 - Rescue Rooms - Nottingham
03-23 - The Plug - Sheffield
03-24 - Academy 4 - Manchester University Union
03-25 - The Liquid Rooms - Edinburgh
03-27 - Medicine Bar - Birmingham
03-29 - KOKO - London
03-31 - Komedia - Brighton