Portland resident, Daniel Krow spent his teenage years playing in crust-punk
bands, trying to get in an issue of Maximum Rock’n’Roll and
watching WWF wrestling. As he grew older, he found his musical and
wrestling tastes expanding to black metal and VHS copies of gore-soaked
Japanese deathmatches. Late last year, Krow combined the two interests
under the name Lives of the Kemet and the self-released album Willow and Fall.
An unusual mix of pure noise, field recordings and gallows humour,
Willow acts as an audio biography of the high-flying wrestler Jeff Hardy and his much-maligned time spent as the character Willow the Wisp.
The creaky Gothic voice that Hardy put on as the character was pitched
somewhere between unintentional humour and a childish malevolence, but
Krow turns the character into an escape for the wrestler, a creative
pursuit into the macabre that acted as shelter from years of
heavily-publicised drug abuse.
RBMA Daily, January 2015.