Kyle Bobby Dunn

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Seems like there is no thread for this guy, who is probably my favorite ambient artist this side of Stars of the Lid. He went quiet for a few years but he just released a new album, From Here to Eternity, clocking in at a mere three hours.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Friday, 3 May 2019 15:58 (two months ago) link

i like this guy
thanks for starting this thread
didn't know about the new one, will check it out

alpine static, Friday, 3 May 2019 17:19 (two months ago) link

It's very good indeed. And yes, his work's quite excellent.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 3 May 2019 17:22 (two months ago) link

And if people want to take a plunge

https://kylebobbydunn.bandcamp.com/

Ned Raggett, Friday, 3 May 2019 17:24 (two months ago) link

oh nice didn't know there was a new one

bring me the head is one of my fav ambient records

ciderpress, Friday, 3 May 2019 21:47 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

something not great is happening around KBD:

We have been made aware of disparaging and hateful comments by Kyle Dunn, an artist on PITP. We have spoken with him and every artist on our roster to clarify that we do not stand by this type of behavior. PITP will no longer be working with him.

— Past Inside the Present (@Pastinside) July 3, 2019

https://twitter.com/kylebobbydunn/with_replies

it's hard to figure out what, exactly. but his tweets are worrisome.

alpine static, Thursday, 4 July 2019 15:34 (two weeks ago) link

I think if I committed suicide tonight I’d say some of you have been great but most of you have been truly awful and I only see our future on this planet getting worse and worse with every passing sad second.

— KYLEBOBBYDUNN (@kylebobbydunn) July 4, 2019

:-(

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 4 July 2019 15:41 (two weeks ago) link

Sorry, you already linked to that... That doesn't seem worthy of being ditched by his label though?

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 4 July 2019 15:41 (two weeks ago) link

yeah that's presumably about something else

Simon H., Thursday, 4 July 2019 15:43 (two weeks ago) link

He posted that well after the label posted their thing ... and after he fired back at the label and other artists (Pioulard, Irisarri, etc.)

Interesting to see Matt Mondanile replying there basically saying "don't be deterred by loser bullies on the internet" ... weird.

Whatever the label is reacting to, I haven't been able to find.

alpine static, Thursday, 4 July 2019 15:52 (two weeks ago) link

A brief twitter query shows it's about alleged harassment :-/

tbqh he should apply that abiding stillness towards his compulsive harassment of women pic.twitter.com/bKFJMzkTXo

— the discourse sommelier (@funnierhandle) June 1, 2019

(thread)

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 4 July 2019 15:53 (two weeks ago) link

And another thread/convo:

Kyle Bobby Dunn has been confronted privately on multiple occasions. This only went public after several incidents where he lashed out and became abusive in those settings. The email @pioulard posted is very indicative of how he usually responds.

— yung odell (@koreasuicide) July 4, 2019

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 4 July 2019 15:56 (two weeks ago) link

I wouldn't normally post a personal email but I feel that this -- a response to the above -- will serve as some validation that KBD has a problem. pic.twitter.com/Ity7vFfsa3

— Thomas Meluch (@pioulard) July 4, 2019

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 4 July 2019 15:57 (two weeks ago) link

he tweeted some really horrible shit about sarah davachi the other day (and then quickly deleted it). garbage behaviour but he doesn't sound well at all, hope he gets some help soon

Br. Des Shadows (NickB), Thursday, 4 July 2019 16:12 (two weeks ago) link

kbd major abuser/creep

flopson, Thursday, 4 July 2019 18:22 (two weeks ago) link

What did he do?

flamboyant goon tie included, Thursday, 4 July 2019 22:06 (two weeks ago) link

whoa hold up he was talking shit about sarah davachi????

Vape Store (crüt), Thursday, 4 July 2019 22:12 (two weeks ago) link

I was not prepared for this Dunn-Pioulard-Davachi beef

Vape Store (crüt), Thursday, 4 July 2019 22:14 (two weeks ago) link

kbd major abuser/creep

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You can't drop this without any explanation :-/

Idk, it just hits hard when you're unaware and you suddenly see Benoit P., the label and others ditching him.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 4 July 2019 23:00 (two weeks ago) link

well it’s not really my place to drop details, afaik none of his accusers have gone public; i heard it all through whisper network. but he sexually harassed a bunch of ppl and aggressively spazzes at anyone who calls him out on it, on social media or in dm or irl

flopson, Friday, 5 July 2019 02:26 (two weeks ago) link

i preordered his new record about a month ago, had no idea about anything. the 'whisper network' stuff doesn't mean much to me, but the people who have already posted stuff is enough for me.

Yeah tell that to your whole country lame fuck

— KYLEBOBBYDUNN (@kylebobbydunn) July 3, 2019

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Friday, 5 July 2019 02:36 (two weeks ago) link

whisper network usually knows about creepy dudes

yea

I’ve written about the music of K*le B*bby D*nn in the past but that stopped immediately after I heard he was committing acts of sexual misconduct, stalking women, and sending people death threats. I hope the consequences he’s experiencing now will inspire him to get proper help.

— Jesse Locke (@wipeoutbeat) July 4, 2019

flopson, Friday, 5 July 2019 06:08 (two weeks ago) link

whoa hold up he was talking shit about sarah davachi????

from memory he tweeted something like 'sarah davachi has been harrassing me for years and tried to make me have sex with her in front of her boyfriend'

Br. Des Shadows (NickB), Friday, 5 July 2019 06:22 (two weeks ago) link

Oh man I didn’t know any of that. Literally listening to one of his albums right this minute as I clicked on this thread. I’m not seeing specific references / accusations around sexual misconduct but certainly what he said to Thomas Meluch is super shitty and despicable. At the same time he seems to be in a low place... this sucks.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Friday, 5 July 2019 07:25 (two weeks ago) link

I spoke to him on the phone today and I'm going to keep speaking to him.

flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 5 July 2019 08:33 (two weeks ago) link

you're a good man fgti <3

Br. Des Shadows (NickB), Friday, 5 July 2019 08:45 (two weeks ago) link

Yes, what Nick said <3

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 5 July 2019 08:52 (two weeks ago) link

Well sheesh. Everybody is like "hope he gets the help he needs" but like regardless if he's an abusive creep or if he's an innocent victim of a stupid whisper campaign, or something more complex, (or something way simpler i.e. depressive alcoholism), "the help he needs" is going to be easier to achieve with direct communication and support, not all these public statements of distancing.

flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 5 July 2019 09:03 (two weeks ago) link

Major kudos fgti, you're a quality human being.

pomenitul, Friday, 5 July 2019 09:18 (two weeks ago) link

"the help he needs" is going to be easier to achieve with direct communication and support, not all these public statements of distancing.

for sure, and i love your compassionate pragmatism here. and you're not putting yourself in an easy situation cos there's a chance you're going to get caught up in a whirlpool of shit basically, and that takes some bravery, so props (and hugs) 2 u

Br. Des Shadows (NickB), Friday, 5 July 2019 09:27 (two weeks ago) link


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