Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Kitzl gets quirky on fashion-inspired new song ‘Wizard Girls’

Kitzl is a Canadian producer and composer. She has just released ‘Wizard Girls’ as part of her album 40 Moons That We Know Of (April 2019), mastered by Michael Fong (Ryuichi Sakamoto, Electric Youth).

Kitzl’s approach to music production involves the use of both organic and digital sounds.  She uses “found sounds” like the sound of a gates, pottery, and branches  blended with he voices of coyotes, frogs, crickets and birds alongside layers of her own light vocals.  These elements are manipulated and crafted into new life, as she reverses them, distorts them and slows them down – or uses them as-is in their natural sonic glory.

Whimsical and catchy, ‘Wizard Girls‘ was originally written for use in a fashion show. Kitzl explains “When I made this song I was under pressure to write something new for a really creative, awesome fashion show I had just been asked to perform at.  I had been fighting with a different piece all that week and then a couple of days before the show I scrapped that one and began ‘Wizard Girls’ instead. I frantically produced and performed it with a lot of placeholder lyrics.  It was heavily inspired by the models and designs in the show. I thought we looked like magical alien queens and ambassadors from a Star Trek-meets-Rayman cartoon or something.”

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