Floods takes inspiration from a classic Rembrandt painting.

Brooklyn producer Francis Harris has announced a new album for his Scissor & Thread imprint, which sees him adopt the Aris Kindt alias together with guitarist Gabe Hedrick.

Titled Floods, the album is desscribed as being comprised of “dense layers of noise, brittle beats, found sounds and a general haze,” and is inspired by late author W.G. Sebald’s interpretation of Rembrandt’s ‘The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp’.

Floods is a sonic journey into the heart of the body, a bold rejuvenation of Adriaan Adriaanszoon (Aris Kindt), once a mere cadaver on a cold metal slab, now a living breathing human at the heart of a creative shift in vantage point from object to active subject,” the label writes.

The album was created over a year with the help a vintage TR-808 drum machine, Eurorack modular system and two guitars, and combines Harris’s love for electronic music with the indie noise of his youth.

The album follows last year’s solo LP Minutes Of Sleep, which saw Harris deliver a singularly evocative take on deep house, and Tailored Cuts, Vol. 2, Scissor & Thread’s second label compilation.

Floods is released on November 16. You can hear a preview of the album and Harris’s FACT mix together with regular collaborator Anthony Collins as Frank & Tony below.



A1 Now Grey
A2 Floods
A3 Blue Sky Shoes
A4 Snowbird
B1 Every New Thing
B2 Embers
B3 Braids



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