The Kaine Chronicles (Demo) - Kaine Carter
The Kaine Chronicles (Demo)

Just before Christmas of 2017, Kaine Carter released a mixtape orchestrated by himself unto several free streaming sites, including DatPiff, Spinrilla, SoundCloud and Bandcamp. The unmastered mixtapeโ€™s title is stylized as โ€œ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐Š๐š๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ง๐ข๐œ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌโ€. The cover art depicts Carter dressed in graduation attire and a gilded mask inspired by his namesake Kane, a North American wrestler who debuted on the World Wrestling Federation in 1997. Carter sequenced nine freestyles together defined by choppy yet immersive instances, such as abruptly reversing instrumental segments (โ€๐‚๐ฒ๐ซ๐จโ€) and crooning in a raspy falsetto drenched in reverb. His flows occasionally trip out of meter to meander around cadences (โ€๐ข.๐Ž.โ€, โ€๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐š๐ง๐๐ฅ๐จ๐ญโ€ and โ€๐๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ƒ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฆโ€). Kaineโ€™s melancholy lyricism โ€” illustrated in tracks like โ€๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐š๐ฐ๐ฌโ€ and โ€๐ง๐จ๐›๐จ๐๐ฒ ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฌ๐žโ€ โ€” gives listeners a brief tour of his somber mind. The tapeโ€™s featured guest Mucci Gane has his own EP recorded with Carter around the same time. The demo is a cluttered hodgepodge of alternative, lo-fi โ€type beatsโ€ and cloudy trap, matched with some introspective subject matter just below his superficial ego. Through these songs, Kaine Carter loosely questions his independence under the influence in lifeโ€™s unfair game. Themes of substance abuse and escapism add to his hopeless bubble, but at the surface the project still retains a distorted vibe of playful recklessness for its indifference to quality and expressed contradictions.
Distribution of songs on The Kaine Chronicles (Demo) by producer