King Britt Goes Way Out

Because that's where the fun is

When King Britt ditches 4/4 for the outer realms, he goes way out. Case in point, this nearly 15-minute live piece titled “Trigger,” which floats around in a spacious zone. The piece closes on an anxious note, but spends much of its passing in a sing-song haze. There’s a foundational little riff that sounds like old-school ambient Aphex Twin, a little rhythmic-melodic head-nodder that becomes part of the background as the track proceeds.

For the gearheads in the house, Britt lists the equipment with which he performed it in the accompanying note (Korg Mono/Poly, Roland JX3P, Critter & Guitari Pocket Piano, Moogerfooger, and Ableton Live “triggering softsynths as the foundation for the piece”).

That said, the track’s title is not a reference to the short signal that is a part of audio synthesis. “Trigger,” he writes, “is a response to all the corrupt police killing unarmed citizens of the world. This is a warning.”

Track originally posted for free download at More from Britt, who is based in Philadelphia, at

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