Sonic Circumstances: Rapper Kyle Bent Records in a War Trench

September 5, 2017 | by Jon Simmons

Kyle Bent records in an old war trench

Kyle Bent and band | Courtesy of Live from Nowhere

 

Gone are the days where musicians had to record songs in a studio. Sonic Circumstances is an interview series that features musicians talking about unique places they’ve recorded and how location influenced their experience. In this chapter, rapper Kyle Bent raps in an abandoned war trench with an acoustic backing band.

What did you record?

I recorded a song that I created over two years ago, when I was sixteen years old. The song is about going hard and living life like you'll never die.

Where did you record?

We recorded in an abandoned war trench. It had shady stone fortresses, old safe haven-like structures, and lots of graffiti.

Kyle Bent, Courtesy of Live from Nowhere

Kyle Bent and band | Center and right photos by Alec Hutson

How did the location affect your recording process and/or performing?

It was hot as hell, so during the entire recording process I was sweating bullets. Outside of that, the peaceful and archaic environment gave me a sense of serenity and calm in the moment.

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