Mount Kimbie

Crooks & Lovers

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Record Label
Hotflush Recordings

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Adding a percussive and experimental edge to the current class of post-dubstep pioneers, Mount Kimbie, the duo of Dominic Maker and Kai Campos deliver their highly anticipated debut album. Dom and Kai met whilst at Southbank University, pushed together in a student halls that was previously a mental asylum – where the ceilings were still ridiculously high to stop patients hanging themselves: 'a cold, joyless, concrete building – the sort of building where you’d drop a pen and the sound would just go on and on in an echo.' Armed with found-sound snips and a siege mentality, Kai and Dom set about turning London’s ambience into rhythm, its chaos into coherence. Traces of influence remain – the hard-earned spaces of Burial and The Bug vie with the berserk melodrama of Xiu Xiu and Grouper’s sad-eyed glow, D’Angelo’s pervert soul gets cleansed in the intimacy of Phil Elvrum’s Microphones, Angelo Badalamenti’s swollen ‘Twin Peaks’ atmospheres find a cradle in Madlib’s lax lope. The band’s sound and response to the dubstep moment is very much their own. Sceneless and untethered from etiquette and genre codes, ‘Crooks & Lovers’ floats through dubstep and hip-hop, jazz, techno and ambient, post-rock, UK garage and film scores to startling effect.

TRACK LISTING

1. Tunnelvision
2. Would Know
3. Before I Move Off
4. Blind Night Errand
5. Adriatic
6. Carbonated
7. Ruby
8. Ode To Bear
9. Field
10. Mayor
11. Between Time

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