The Sound.

I hope you’re enjoying this labrynth of unboxing posts. I’ve been posting every day to clear the way and set up a few things. So, next up; what exactly is this new thing supposed to sound like? I’m wary of calling it Metal, but it’s biggest influence is Metal. It’s heavier, darker, more intense than……

The Story So Far.

Oh hi, you’re new here? Okay, the headlines so far: Born with CP after being injured during birth, I got off to a wobbly start. Growing up in a tiny little village, I was the target of much prejudice. I was token disabled kid, but in my head I was gonna grow up to be……

The Visual Narrative.

When I reflect on what this project means, I come to realise that it’s really a conversation. It’s not just a body of songs, or a band, or some other music industry specific boundary. It’s about amplifying the conversation that I have been having about music, technology and disability. Of course, musicmaking is at the……

The Word.

I’ve never been a fan of seeing my name on things, so I was always going to give this project a name of it’s own. In thinking about what it is I do, I thought I’d come up with an interesting portmanteau to describe it. I (thought I had) invented a word – dis as……

The Series.

One of the reasons I’m working under a new b(r)and name has to do with that pulling all this together for the listener. I could put this out as Kris Halpin, but that doesn’t tell you anything about what is and why it’s different. My art college brain likens the difference between Kris Halpin, Winter……

On Needing A New B(r)and.

It’s been with me for a while now, this need to make something new of my work. Something bigger and heavier, and a body of work that better reflects the conversation I’ve been having with people all over the world. I wanted to reframe my work in a way that acknowledged the music/technology/disability intersection, not……

The Goal.

For all the success, I was never that happy with the sound of The Gloves Are On.

The Zone.

It’s coming naturally, it seems. This headspace is wide open right now. New riffs and melodies come into focus every day. Feeling the floodgates open, the pressure releasing; it’s beautiful. I hear this new sound in my head, as I’ve been listening to it for years. It’s daunting too, of course. It’s a delicate task……

Year Zero.

I’m not sure where (or what) the right headspace is to begin this. I guess that never comes. At some point you have to tear the plaster* off. It’s New Year’s Day. I’m tired, and a little hungover. But there is much to explain. After all, it’s Year Zero. This year is all about this.……