BK Pepper is a composer and producer from Dublin, Ireland.
‘From An Empty Castle’ Live Film/ EP released on July 16th.
Pre Save the EP on Bandcamp here
The film has a unique picturesque setting of the 16th Century Rathfarnham Castle in Dublin. was directed by Antimo Puca and Hector Romero and the strings are performed by Glasshouse along with Gareth Quinn Redmond. About the project Pepper says “I grew up in this area of Dublin and my parents still live around the corner from the castle. So I have a strong connection to the castle and the area. I would pass it 3 or 4 times a day growing up so filming a performance here has been really special.
We haven’t had the opportunity to perform the album live at all since its release. When you record something and release it, it’s time stamped, no going back to change it. Music is a living thing that develops and changes when you perform it. So it was great to record live versions in beautiful surroundings and acoustics. We had access to the whole castle so filmed in different rooms for different tracks and this all added to the dynamic of the performance. The castle’s squeaky floor also makes an appearance which adds to it too.”
Dublin based composer BK Pepper recorded his debut album Territories in a number of locations, from Abbey Road to a converted swimming pool and the hard graft paid off with acclaim from not only the Irish media but international radio and blogs too.
Classically trained on piano and trombone, BK Pepper’s musical projects include composing for film and theatre as well as touring with both orchestras and rock bands. After many years performing and releasing collaboratively, BK finally released his own collection of songs
“Distinctiveness that is impossible to overlook” 4/5
– Tony Clayton Lea, The Irish Times
“Territories, it doesn’t evoke memories but imagination” 9/10
– The Last Mixed Tape
“Layer upon layer of atmosphere bleed across this stunning album” 8/10
– Hot Press Magazine
‘stunning debut record ‘Territories’
– Golden Plec
“it could be the soothing aural balm we need after this rubbish year.”
– Lauren Murphy, Entertainment.ie
“Album of the week”
– No More Workhorse
“BK Pepper’s debut album keeps you fixated from the minute the first piano key is played.”
– Vibez Music Magazine – UK
“Few debuts can leave one breathless, fewer still can be considered world-class. BK Pepper achieves both…….. One of the year’s strongest albums and a debut worth celebrating.”
– Atwood Magazine – US
“Love at first sight: a sudden birth of a violent love. “Territories” is there as if it always had been. Gorgeous.”
– Totoromoon – France