Ken Park. Remember that name. You’ll be hearing it again and again in the years to come. We’ve been following the work of Scott Harwood, the Toronto oft-live-member of Hooded Fang and Phèdre, since the genesis of the Ken Park project in Berlin. We may have eagerly, salivatingly, posted his demo tracks, accompanied by nonsensical superlatives. Now, our long wait for REAL-DEAL Ken Park recordings is finally over and we hardly know what to do with ourselves. We’d better stick to the facts: this his first song, and first video. It’s directed by Lisa Folkerson. The song is three minutes and fifty-three seconds in length.
And now, more nonsensical superlatives: the song is brilliant by any objective standard, taking Chevalier Avant Gardesque lo-fi textures and bringing them to a immaculately produced, piercing and emotionally direct place. We challenge you to not be moved by its majesty.