REVIEW: The Vendetta Suite - The Kempe Stone Portal [Hell Yeah Recordings]



The Kempe Stone Portal is the long-awaited debut album from musical adventurer The Vendetta Suite. It hits Hell Yeah Recordings on June 25 and spans over 20 years of various musical experiments.


Gary Irwin began dancing in 1990, when he was drawn to the doubled, psychedelic sounds of Andrew Weatherall and The Orb, and at the same time fell in love with the edgy house and techno performed by David Holmes and Iain McCready on their regular nights in Belfast. . . Faculty of Arts. After studying music technology and performing arts, Irwin gave Holmes a techno cassette produced in the bedroom and began a long and fruitful relationship that has continued to this day.


As time passed, Irwin explored non-danceable sounds like krautrock, library music, synths, and '80s B-sides before moving more recently to acid house, downtempo, and balearic. All of this and more informs this 12-track panoramic album, which is a testament to a life immersed in many different worlds of sound.



"The Kempe Stone Portal" is a euphoric psychedelic experience, in which each song takes the listener on his own sonic journey, until closing a work as experimental as intense and addictive, which takes hold as a sweet poison, while progressively transporting us , like few. other producers with a certain fluency are willing to do so. Built on the legacy of those who came before him, "The Kempe Stone Portal" has grown into a talent whose music will influence generations to come.


With this work we enter an amazing soundscape. It is an energetic and dark adventure, capable of completely resetting us.


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