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While not as cerebrally hemorrhaging as previous releases, the Kid compiles some of his earlier works for this mini-CD release. Surprisingly, there's more somber material here than on any other of his releases to date, suggesting a more personal side and opening a new angle in which to approach his works. The hallmark Max/Msp digital programming is replaced throughout with treated guitar, piano, and more of an electro-heavy groove. But even when his trademark sound is utilized it's definitely more subtle and complementary to the extremely melancholic synth lines. While this could easily be perceived as a throwaway/cash-cow release due to its short length, don't be misled. Why I Love Life is a potent EP that is painfully too short and will leave you in want of more.


Born: 27 July 1979 in Caracas, Venezuela

Genre: Electronic

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

One of the most playful artists in the American electronic music scene -- as well as the founder of the Tigerbeat6 label -- Kid606's lack of seriousness regarding "intelligent techno" (conspicuous in his attitude as well as his recordings) was inspired by hardcore techno, indie punk, noise rock, and a liberal dose of heavy metal. A native of Venezuela, the Kid (aka Miguel Trost De Pedro) moved to San Diego early in life. After becoming interested in samplers, he began recording and released some...
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