Experimental atonal electronic music from speech rhythms
Composed & Produced by James Kennedy
'Dark Suits' is an experimental electronic piece of music composed & produced by James Kennedy and is the 5th track on his 2012 solo album '9.i.P.'
'Dark Suits' was composed entirely from Speech rhythms & is an experiment in natural rhythm. Kennedy has said that the piece was composed by taking famous speeches & tracking their rhythms manually in the studio by assigning Hi-Hat sounds to the sibilant letters & breaths and Snare & Bass Drum sounds to the harder sounding letters in the speeches. The whole process for the 7 minute long piece took weeks. Kennedy then muted out the speeches, leaving just the Drum rhythms & then used these as the rhythmic foundation upon which to compose the rest of the piece. Melodically, the piece can be considered very atonal.
'Dark Suits' loosely consists of 3 sections, with the Musique Concrete orientated middle section having very few percussive elements & the 3rd section featuring a full speech by conspiracy theorist David Icke including its accompanying Drum parts.