“Kitchen” is the first aural glimpse into the Vespertine project, a collaborative concept wherein the entirety of Chef Jordan Kahn’s new Culver City restaurant has been custom-scored by Los Angeles’ own THIS WILL DESTROY YOU.
One of seven pieces written for the building itself (and even the space around it), “Kitchen” is the music that diners first hear as they are greeted by Chef Kahn before dinner service begins for the evening. In composing the music for this interaction, THIS WILL DESTROY YOU’s Chris King and Jeremy Galindo sought to convey a warm, hospitable – if not reassuring – tone for listeners that may (or may not) be present elsewhere as they discover and explore the spaces in and around Vespertine’s looming architectural monolith for the remainder of their stay.
GQ calls it a “restaurant-slash-play,” and Kahn told GQ that, “the music might be the most important part of the whole experience.” Some more details via GQ on the premise of it all:
“One track will play as you enter on the ground floor, where you will find a 26-foot-long hanging art piece ominously named ‘The Table’ across from the entrance to an elevator that has only one button to push. Another track will play on the second floor, where Kahn will be the first person you see after you emerge, and you will have a conversation with him and his team of cooks about what’s to come. Another track will play on the roof, where you will sit for your introductory snacks and look out over Culver City and the mountains to the east, so long as it’s not raining, in which case don’t worry, they have something else planned. And the last track will play in the 22-seat dining room where you will ultimately eat your spaceship food while sitting on a surprisingly comfortable steel-and-wool banquette, attended by servers dressed in custom, androgynous uniforms that are very Rick Owens–does–Lord of the Rings cosplay.”
THIS WILL DESTROY YOU’s “Kitchen” is available via all digital and streaming platforms worldwide Friday, October 13th, 2017. Order “Kitchen” via Magic Bullet Records at THIS LOCATION.
In related news, THIS WILL DESTROY YOU will join fellow post-rockers Sannhet soon for a short run of live dates next month including a BrooklynVegan-presented show on November 14th at Knitting Factory, as part of the historic New York City venue’s 30th anniversary celebration. See all confirmed dates below.
THIS WILL DESTROY YOU w/ Sannhet:
11/12/2017 Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center – Harrisburg, PA
11/13/2017 BSP Kingston – Kingston, NY
11/14/2017 Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
11/15/2017 35 Artspace – Portsmouth, NH
11/16/2017 The Met – Pawtucket, RI
11/17/2017 The Outer Space/The Ballroom – Hamden, CT
11/18/2017 Debonair Music Hall – Teaneck, NJ