Blunted beatmaker Cuttooth invites Kiki Hitomi to test his 'Old Tape Machine'

Since King Midas Sound’s Roger Robinson has already popped up around these parts this morning, it’s only fair that fellow KMS member Kiki Hitomi gets a look-in.

When she’s not turning out heartsore soul with Robinson and Kevin Martin, Hitomi’s tried her hand to cross-cultural noise-pop with Dokkebi Q, and worked as a vocalist for hire for Starkey and The Bug. Last year also saw her release a string of unlikely covers, ranging from Buju Banton through to Neil Young.

Her latest effort is ‘Old Tape Machine’, a collaboration with Newcastle beatmaker Cuttooth (who put out an album on Psychonavigation Records back in 2011). ‘Old Tape Machine’ is an ambient piece, redolent of Black Daisy’s amniotic boom-bap and given extra poignancy by Hitomi’s wraithlike delivery.

Cuttooth will release an album on 4Lux White later in the year, with a “hip-hop orientated” EP due to follow on Plynt. [via No Pain In Pop]



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