With the sweetest of sounds coming from the speakers of the Ticket Arena office it would be mighty selfish of us to keep them to ourselves, so we thought we’d let you in on what our staff use to soundtrack a hard day’s work. Now a weekly feature with the intent of bringing your attention to wonderful new sounds every Tuesday, our Album Of The Week looks at releases from the best in the game, whether fresh new acts about to hit the big time or established artists reminding the world of their continued talent. Simply put, it’s just the best in new music that we think you should hear.
Mount Kimbie return with album Love What Survives and while previous releases resonate with the electronic sound that dominated the post dubstep era, matching the likes of Four Tet and Floating Points, this project seems to dip some toes into some other genres, with post punk influences seeping through and global sounds also featuring. The time that’s passed since their last release is perhaps the inspiration behind the title of album opener, ‘Four Years and One Day’ and the track builds up with layer and layers of different elements, an intro of bleeps and bloops being joined by the juxtaposition of heavy bass riff and krautrock influenced drumbeats - eventually reaching a crescendo that signals a newly developed sound for the electronic duo. Vocals are borrowed from King Krule, whose venomous cockney lyrics carry over their fast paced beats in ‘Blue Train Lines’, and previous collaborator James Blake also returns, ‘We Go Home Together’ mixing his distinct tones with messy organ backing and the finale single ‘How We Got By’, which features his soulful voice drenched over scat style discordant keys.
Photo courtesy of Mount Kimbie
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