Aaron “KuroiOto” Armstrong’s stage name is the Japanese translation of “Black Noise,” but his melodic backdrops are always pleasant to the ears. The Southfield, Michigan producer’s signature sound – marked by obscure sample flips, multi-layered harmonies and contagious energy – has already garnered fans with his three instrumental albums: M.A.X.Wellness, Iro Iro and 7 Days Of The Breaks. In 2011, KuroiOto’s production will serve as the soundscape for P.H.I.L.T.H.Y.’s “Coolest Kid In Sunday School” leak series, P.H.I.L.T.H.Y.’s next solo project, and other BLAT! Pack releases.
“BLAT! Pack beatsmith KuroiOto presents his latest work, “The May 3rd” EP lovingly dedicated to his muse on the day of their anniversary. An affectionate mosaic of original poetry, beats and sampled offerings diving into his fondness for her energy. Over six tracks he recounts the ways, culminating in the title track a richly energetic, love symphony. Afro-centic shades, passionate lyrics and funky rhythms keep the theme burning vividly without losing sight of glowing instrumental highlights. KuroiOto reminds us how it feels to be under love’s immaculate spell.”