All My Things Are Broken Because I Am Broke
TBR: 15th April
Berlin's Céad Records are on a roll, with only three releases so far, this fourth record from Kincaid sits alongside work by Lewski and Blu Terra. When you consider the relief record which raised funds and awareness for the Australian wildfire rescue, Céad Records are making their presence known and admired in a big way. London's Kincaid features on this next episode with a single bearing two tracks, each one made for the dance-floor. Of course, the intellectual and designer beats on offer here are intended for only the best dance-floors.
The music opens with It All Sounds The Same. It's often said of music that people haven't been taught how to appreciate. That's why we're here. A dappling of scattered beats rings out with various tones of depth. As tempo rises in adjustments of layer and flux, the steady pace is elevated and fortified from adjacent perspectives. Bellowing synths squelch with radiant melody as twinkling elements decorate the under-passage of sound. Delicate drops of ambient tone sparkle and dance on shiny surfaces as moody and evocative drum and bass merges with the dream.
Next, a chiming bell opens the door for swervy beats and skidding cymbals. Vocals project from the distance until they craft shapes in our ears. Plunging bass tones rattle and metallic bells clank as powdery rhythms pinpoint and starlight in ambient and story-telling lanes. Synths add rhythmic progressions and pulses that form high and low edges which add qualities beyond the beat. Percussion froths among vanishing motions and exchanges of musical energy. All My Things Are Broken Because I Am Broke, I know the feeling! It reminds us that from snippets and semi-functions, a creative genius can form something of greater value.
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Rowan Blair Colver for The Electro Review.