Kodomo is moniker for electronic music producer and composer Chris Child, based in Brooklyn, New York. The alias, Kodomo, the Japanese word for “child” references his upbringing in Japan.
His debut album Still Life, was released in 2008 on 5 Points Records, followed by 2011’s Frozen In Motion and 2014’s Patterns & Light. His latest EP Divider was released in 2017.
Kodomo’s music is vibrant and moody, featuring lurking atmospheres, serene, drowsy melodies, vocal slices, intricate rhythms, and thick bass sounds. There are many influences to his craft, keeping his sound fresh, distinct and evolving. Classic 90’s electronic IDM, orchestral music, warm detuned 80’s synths and glitchy soundscapes all make their way into his music, creating a compelling retro-contemporary hybrid.
Child is also an Emmy award winning TV composer and has contributed music for a handful of games developed by Harmonix, including 2016’s Amplitude for the Sony PS4 game console and Rock Band. His music has also been used by NPR on several news show including Morning Edition, All Things Considered and This American Life.