High fidelity

By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 17, 2010

For Kember, the key to music has always been about tapping into his own energy — whether the source is natural or chemical seems secondary. “When I was getting into music as a kid, I was really into a lot of mid-’60s music, because bands then were really mixing two things I really liked — rock and roll and drugs. People were putting the exuberance they felt from drugs into the music, and I loved that — and still do. It’s what I try to do with my own music — and if it affects me and works right, it’ll even sound great straight. Although it’ll be even better on drugs. Like I said, it’s a complicated thing.”

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