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My review of the latest Kelpe album.

March 24, 2008

Kelpe - Ex-Aquarium

Well, I finally managed to get my hands on the Kelpe album the other week, so I thought I would write a wee review of it. It’s pretty good. I can see why people compare him to Boards Of Canada and Four Tet, but he is quite different from them. I quite like this album. It’s pretty mellow. There are some stand out tracks on it. I really like Whirlwound. Its got some nice chord changes in it that are wicked. Please correct me if I am wrong about the chord changes? I don’t really know any music theory. Shipwreck Glue is stonking as well! That ping pong sample is great! Gotta love a song with ping pong samples in it. The album is quite electronic but definitely has a nice organic theme to it. Seems like he got a drum kit out and then sampled himself. Anyway, if you like electronic music, then get this. I missed him when he made played live in Glasgow recently, which is a shame. If he is playing near you, then get down to see him if you can. Anyway, the album is available from Bleep.com and all good record shops. Oh yeah, I reckon this album would sound really good if you were cruising about the sea in a boat!

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Hairy On The Inside

March 5, 2008

Hairy On The Inside poster

DC RECORDINGS, LA BOCA and ROUGH TRADE Present:

Hairy On The Inside – An Exhibition of DC Recordings Sleeve art.

8th – 24th March @ ROUGH TRADE EAST Dray Walk, Off Brick Lane, London. 08:00 – 20:00 daily. free entry

Following on from two critically acclaimed shows in Paris (Colette) and Antwerp (Lucy), DC Recordings acclaimed La Boca sleeve art will shortly be the focus of a two week exhibition at Rough Trade’s Brick Lane shop from 8th – 24th March 2008.

Famed for their retrograde charm and compelling sensory weirdness, the DC Recordings sleeve designs have perfectly complimented the divergent audio material that they so lavishly conceal. Designed by London design circus La Boca, they have consistently been the focus of features and media expositions in their own right as well as objects of desire amongst the music buying public.

The exhibition consists of the first wave of enlarged high quality Giclee prints from the La Boca / DC Recordings repertoire.

LAUNCH PARTY – 8th MARCH @ GRAMAPHONE
60-62 Commercial St, Spitalfields, London. 9pm til Late. £5
KELPE LIVE (Ex-Aquarium Album Launch)
THE OSCILLATION LIVE (With Visuals By Julian Hand)
ROUGH TRADE + DC RECORDINGS DJs

Apologies, I was too lazy to write up my own wee blurb about it, so I just stole the Myspace post I read. Anyway, I see this exhibition is on when I am down in London, so I should be going along to see this. I’ll try to remember to take some photos and post them up. If you are in London you should try and get down to the gig. Kelpe is pretty decent live. Not seen The Oscillation. Oh here is a wee video by Julian Hand for The Oscillation.

Not sure who did the remix, but it is pretty good.

Recent acquisitions

August 5, 2007

pile of records