Posts Tagged ‘Mount Kimbie’

Mount Kimbie : Free track “Brave’s Chords” from new EP Carbonated

05:04 PM

The by us recommended tour has already begun, but now Hotflush has announced the last release from Mount Kimbie‘s debut album Crooks & Lovers. New EP Carbonated will be out on June 27 and feature besides the original album track and its remixes by Peter Van Hoesen and Airhead, its forerunner on the LP, the short intermezzo “Adriatic”, in a remix version by Klaus plus two previously unreleased tracks.

While “Flux” was created during the C&L recording process, “Bave’s Chords” is a little charming find from the time around their 2009 breakthrough song “Maybes”. The latter was part of the bands recent intense but slightly weird performance in front of a silent crowd with headphones on for Abbey Road Debuts, which you can watch over at Dummy. You can download “Bave’s Chords” for an E-mail address below.


Mount Kimbie : Carbonated

Mount Kimbie : Live

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“No one should miss this diffuse, but still harmonious and hence even greater interaction between mainly dubstep, ambient beats of all shades and fragmental guitar and voice samples,” we wrote about Mount Kimbie‘s last tour’s preview. And actually this would still say it all for their new upcoming dates, if there wouldn’t be Ruth Saxelby’s DUMMY review of their recent SXSW appearance. Quote: “[It] felt like witnessing two artists getting inside their art, […] something very specific has clearly clicked.” We’re excited. They’re also writing on a new record already.

Mount Kimbie live:
21.04. Stereo, Glasgow
22.04. Bongo Club, Edinburgh
23.04. Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
24.04. Le Warr Pavilion (Small room), Bexhill-on-Sea
26.04. Audio, Brighton
27.04. Thekla, Bristol
28.04. Heaven, London
29.04. Deaf Institute, Manchester
30.04. Bergen Fest, Bergen
05.05. Nu Spirit, Bratislava
06.05. Donaufestiaval, Krems
11.05. AB Club, Brussels
12.05. Ekko, Utrecht
13.05. Simplon, Gronigen
14.05. Music Box, Lisbon
19.05. Social Club, Paris
20.05. Kraftfeld, Winterthur
21.05. MeetFactory, Prague
22.05. K4, Nurnberg
23.05. Sinkkasten, Frankfurt
24.05. Conne Island, Leipzig
25.05. Mondial Club, Hamburg
26.05. Icon, Berlin

Mount Kimbie : Ruby (live at Berghain)

12:38 AM

Not only we think, that Mount Kimbie can create transcendental moments at minute intervals when it comes to live shows. One of their biggest of such was surely their appearance at Berlin’s Berghain in July for the 2nd anniversary of Sub:stance, the dubstep night by their Hotflush label head Scuba. Fortunately this gig was preserved to be delivered to posterity (yes, we do think this music should and can still be listened to in 50 years or so) and gets released bit-by-bit now.

So Hotflush will use November to bring us the new Mount Kimbie EP Blind Night Errand, which – besides the title track, a second song from the album Crooks & Lovers called “Before I Move Off” and a Dayglo remix of “William” (the original was featured on the very first EP Maybes anno 2009) – includes a live recording of the hit “Maybes” straight out of the Berghain. Too, a second piece from this session, the mind-twisting “Ruby”, is offered as a free bonus track (see below for download, please). The entire EP is streamed over at FACT here until next Tuesday.

On the same day as the release Mount Kimbie will support Caribou live in Cologne, only one out of 29 gigs left for 2010, taking the band from the UK to Norway, Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Italy and back. Please, find all dates at the bottom.


Mount Kimbie : Ruby (live at Berghain) Stream]

Mount Kimbie Blind Night Errand Titelliste:
01. Blind Night Errand
02. Before I Move Off
03. William (Dayglo Mix)
04. Maybe (Live @ Berghain, Berlin)

Mount Kimbie live:
14.10. Band on the Wall, Manchester, UK
16.10. Iceland Airwaves Festival
17.10. Optimo Club, Glasgow, UK
21.10. OKO Club, Prag, Tschechien
22.10. Elevate Festival, Graz, Österreich
23.10. Unsound Festival, Krakau, Polen
27.10. Cardiff Arts Institute, Cardiff, UK
28.10. The Shipping Forecast Club, Liverpool, UK
29.10. Heavyweight, Newcastle, UK
30.10. Mountain of 9 @ Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK
04.11. Südpol, Luzern, Schweiz
05.11. Duex, Dudingen, Schweiz
06.11. Palace, St Gallen, Switzerland
11.11. Kiss This!, Milan, Italy
12.11. Unwound, Padova, Italy
13.11. Loser, Turin, Italy
14.11. Rashomon, Rome, Italy supporting Caribou
15.11. Uebel & Gefaehrlich, Hamburg, Germany supporting Caribou
16.11. Enjoy Jazz Festival, Heidelberg, Germany supporting Caribou
17.11. La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France supporting Caribou
18.11. La Cartonnerie, Reims, France supporting Caribou
20.11. Warehouse Project, Manchester, UK
26.11. Primavera Club, Barcelona, Spain
27.11. Primavera Club, Madrid, Spain
29.11. Gloria, Cologne, Germany supporting Caribou
01.12. Debaser, Malmo, Sweden
02.12. Brukbar, Trondheim, Norway
03.12. Bla, Oslo, Norway
04.12. Fluc, Vienna, Austria supporting Caribou
05.12. Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany supporting Caribou

POLAROID: THOMAS VORREYER (cc by-nc)

We recommend: Mount Kimbie

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When we saw Mount Kimbie live for the first time, earlier this year at Berlin’s ctm.10, we did have a bit of-a hard time accessing their show in the beginning, unable to find the right link between the huge advance praise and the intimate, modest set they put on. A summer full of more live dates – with appearances at Fabric and Berghain among them – and one, eleven-song-strong album of rare beauty later, all doubts blown in the wind.

So if the London-Brighton duo now has the chance to present Crooks & Lovers (released by Scuba‘s Hotflush Recordings) to a hype-affine German crowd as The XX‘ support act, before playing Offset Festival in September and a another proper UK tour in October, that’s truly great news. Since no one should miss this diffuse, but harmonious and hence even greater interaction between mainly dubstep, ambient beats of all shades and fragmental guitar and voice samples – see all dates at this article’s end.

PREVIOUSLY:

Mount Kimbie “Would Know [Video]


Andreya Triana “A Town Called Obsolete (Mount Kimbie Remix)


Foals “Spanish Sahara (Mount Kimbie remix)

Mount Kimbie live:
26.08. E-Werk, Cologne, Germany supporting The XX
27.08. Tonhalle, Munich, Germany supporting The XX
28.08. Flussi Festival, Avelino, Italy
05.09. Offset Festival, London, UK
10.09. Bestival, Isle of Wight, UK
17.09. Club Folamour, Paris, France w/ El Guincho
18.09. Numusic, Oslo, Norway
21.09. XOYO, London, UK
05.10. Jam, Brighton, UK
06.10. Hare and Hounds , Birmingham, UK
07.10. Cockpit, Leeds, UK
08.10. Bungalows and Bears, Sheffield, UK
09.10. Stealth, Nottingham, UK
12.10. Róisín Dubh, Galway, Ireland
13.10. Academy 2, Dublin, Ireland
14.10. Band on the Wall, Manchester, UK
16.10. Iceland Airwaves Festival
17.10. Optimo Club, Glasgow, UK
21.10. OKO Club, Prague, Czech Republic
22.10. Elevate Festival, Graz, Austria
23.10. Unsound Festival, Krakow, Poland
27.10. Cardiff Arts Institute, Cardiff, UK
28.10. The Shipping Forecast Club, Liverpool, UK
29.10. Heavyweight, Newcastle, UK
30.10. Mountain of 9 @ Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK
04.11. Südpol, Luzern, Switzerland
05.11. Duex, Dudingen, Switzerland
06.11. Palace, St Gallen, Switzerland
20.11. Warehouse Project, Manchester, UK

POLAROID: THOMAS VORREYER (cc by-nc)

Sunday Tunes

02:48 PM

“If you work for a living, why do you kill yourself working,” says Tuco (Ellie Wallach) in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966). Keeping this in mind we rather lean back and enjoy our Sunday instead of withering in the desert with Clint Eastwood. Too, we can give Ennio Morricone a well deserved break.

Let’s begin with some starters by a really creative, vivid transatlantic connection between Knoxville’s Sean Bowie alias Teams and Manchester’s Darren Willy, who’s the man behind Star Slinger. Together they walk the paths they already entered on their own even further by cracking the borders of traditional hip-hop apart, re-filling the breakages with loads of soul and light. Have a try below!

Teams vs. Star Slinger “Say Please” [download]

Teams vs. Star Slinger “Close To Me” [download]

Star Slinger “ Longtime” [download]

The we have some remix craft by Mount Kimbie, who gave Andreya Triana‘s “A Town Called Obsolete” a try. A very good one, which we just (re)discovered over at Truants, who offer a download of the track, too.

Andreya Triana “A Town Called Obsolete (Mount Kimbie remix)

Ready for a little dance now? London producing talent Wild Geese serves you a mix of the compatriots and young gods of pop that are Hot Chip. Object of desire: “Hand Me Down Your Love”.

Hot Chip “Hand Me Down Your Love (Wild Geese Remix)

And there’s nothing better than to end the menu with a modern classic, a sixteen minute long opus of pure beauty and greatness, a cosmos on its very own: “Out There” by Sweden’s Studio. We are still yearning for new material Mr Hägg and Mr Lissvik! Every gun makes its own tune.

Studio “Out There

We recommend: Offset Festival 2010

10:58 AM

Exactly 365 days after its last recapture London’s north-eastern Hainault Forest is once again overtaken by Offset Festival and anno 2010 it’s already the third time of bringing together well-selected established – if not legendary – artists with almost all the young, promising talents.

First part was offered this year to the revolutionary founding fathers and mothers of digital hardcore, Atari Teenage Riot (photo above), who follow in the footsteps of punk, post-punk heroes and Offset headliners Gang of Four, Wire (see our 2008 review) and The Slits (see our 2009 review) together with New York’s underground legend Liquid Liquid and Berlin’s Krautrock masterminds off Cluster. The three bands will be accompanied by some of this year’s most progressive artists, with Daniel Snaith’s Caribou, These New Puritans and Mount Kimbie ranking first (in our personal lists), while Mystery Jets, Art Brut and Good Shoes will provide the more accessible indie tunes.

Too, there are quite a few bands making the return to Offset, like the overwhelming super collective Chrome Hoof – an Offset act of the very first issue in 2008 – or last year’s Pulled Apart By Horses, stage invasion causers Male Bonding and Japan’s psychedelic masters of hairography in London exile, the fantastic Bo Ningen. Of course the Experimental Circle Club is back in the game as well hosting two days of dark wave, predominantly East-London sounds on their stage featuring the likes of O Children, Tim Burgess, Fiction and Angular Recording’s very special Cold Waves and Minimal Electronic Sets.

Some girl power is coming from our cherished US duo Telepathe, Esben and the Witch‘s front woman Rachel Davies and Hannah Holland’s Batty Bass. Now add the Erol-Alkan associates Stopmakingme, Connan Mockasin and the Late of the Pier DJs plus the until now unmentioned, but truly great Banjo or Freakout, Cold Pumas, Comanechi, Factory Floor, Invasion, Teeth!!!, Trash Talk, Visions of Trees, Wild Geese and Wild Palms to the list, you can already guess that it’s going to be a pretty tough decision where to go without even knowing half of the more than 150 acts.

Please, see below for a photo gallery of Offset 2009, the entire line-up and ticket infos.

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Line-up

MYSTERY JETS | ATARI TEENAGE RIOT | CARIBOU | THESE NEW PURITANS | ART BRUT | TELEPATHE | CLUSTER | LIQUID LIQUID | THE EIGHTIES MATCHBOX B-LINE DISASTER | GOOD SHOES | MOUNT KIMBIE | TRASH TALK | PUNKS JUMP UP | DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL | THE GHOST OF A THOUSAND | THOMAS TANTRUM

KAP BAMBINO | ALI LOVE | MALE BONDING | DEAD SWANS | RISE AND FALL | ROLO TOMASSI | LOVVERS | GRAMME | PULLED APART BY HORSES | BANJO OR FREAKOUT | CHARLES DE GOAL | BLURT | JOHN & JEHN | CALORIES | CHROME HOOF | MONOTONIX | EGYPTIAN HIP HOP | WILD PALMS | COMANECHI | THROATS | SHIT AND SHINE | COLOURS | THE XCERTS | SERGE SANTIAGO | WETDOG | GRAFFITI ISLAND | ESBEN AND THE WITCH | INVASION | FACTORY FLOOR | TIM BURGESS | TEAM GHOST | FICTION | DISCONCERTS | BRUTALITY WILL PREVAIL | ELECTRICITY IN OUR HOMES | 10LEC6 | TEETH OF THE SEA | SCREAMING TEA PARTY | PAY NO RESPECT | LAST WITNESS | DEATH IN PLAINS | HOLY STATE | CONNAN MOCKASIN | OUR TIME DOWN HERE | O.CHILDREN | DEAL WITH IT | NOVELLA | DISCO BLOODBATH | BLUE ON BLUE | KOUDLAM | COLD PUMAS | THE ENDS | CHICKENHAWK | THE NEAT | HANG THE BASTARD | RELICS | LAVOTCHKIN | RORY PHILLIPS | TEETH!!! | NOT COOL | HANNAH HOLLAND | THE RIFLE VOLUNTEER | BITCHES | CASTROVALVA | MAMA SHAMONE | PEEPHOLES | HARRY JAMES | PLEASE | ANTARES | BRONTIDE | SLAPPER | HAMMERS | BO NINGEN | LA SHARK | JOHN AND JEHN | LONEWOLVES

THE ERGON CAROUSEL | FIRAS | ANNA CALVI | STOPMAKINGME | TOO YOUNG TO LOVE | LA LA VASQUEZ | FLATS | JACKALS | WILD GEESE | TRAILER TRASH | BUNNY COME | COLD IN BERLIN | GUESS WHAT | GOLDEN GRRRLS | THE BRIDPORT DAGGER | ROUND | DIET PILLS | RIOTOUS ROCKERS | IAN ROBINSON

SAUNA YOUTH | ADAM STAFFORD | DEAD IN THE WOODS | THE MURDER ACT | PROXY MUSIC | SPECIAL RECREATION WISH CLUB | THE EYES IN THE HEAT | VISION OF TREES | THE LOVELY JONJO | ATHENS POLYTECHNIC | KEZOKICHI | OH!GUNQUIT | MIKKI MOST | JOE ANGULAR | DIFFERENT CLASS RADIO | THE RECEEDERS | DAN BEAUMONT | PARISO | GOD DON’T LIKE IT | THE JUNKETTES | TAIGEN KAWABE | HORSE & CONDOR | DISCLIPLINE DJS | JOHN AND ON | JOHN LINGER | HYRST | NEIL LION | LAST.FM DJS | HOLY ROAR DJS | ARTROCKER DJS | THE BEAT! DJS | BATTY BASS | ORAL ORAL | LATE OF THE PIER DJS | TYPICAL GIRLS DJS | PAPER CROWS | HOUSE OF §TINTER | J.O.S.H CAFFE | OFFSET DJS | JAMIE D. WINTER | DEAN CHALKLEY DJ | THOMAS SHITNECK | SI CHEEBA DJ | MEDDICINE | THOMAS HEIN | A REBOURS

Mount Kimbie “Would Know”

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Ain’t no particular sign I’m more compatible with./ I just want your extra time and your kiss.* Seldom love is as beautiful as in the days, in which it and one are still young. Hence British fashion / portray photographer and (promo) film maker Tyrone Lebon lets his two teenage protagonists experience the joys of a shared adolescence and the love for love in his new video to Mount Kimbie‘s “Would Know”, while he uses almost the same visual conception as he did for his London Nike Stadium promo spot recently. Crooks & Lovers, the debut full-length of Mount Kimbie including ten additional songs, got released just yesterday by Scuba‘s Hotflush Recordings. [via MSM]

*Prince “Kiss” (1986)