Pick of the Day – July 30th: Mount Kimbie – Crooks & Lovers

Mount Kimbie – Crooks & Lovers

A very complex post-dub album, a sort of fusion of sounds with booming bass in the background.  I’ve heard a lot of singles and EPs they’ve done, but it seemed like it would’ve been better if they just kind of put some of them together as an album, since the singles/EPs weren’t bangers in a traditional sense.  You could easily take the tracks way out of context.  In fact, I didn’t understand what to make of some of the earlier stuff.  But here, as an album of focused material, it makes a lot more sense.  The mixture of sonic sprawl seem now like common sense…like “oh…I get it”.

Recommended, but mainly for those who are want to be challenged musically, in the way a lower-key Flying Lotus might.  Open the mind up, folks.

Check them out here – they are currently on a massive tour of Europe and the US.

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