More chicken soup for the soul, courtesy of Kel ‘Kelpe’ McKeown.
Emerging with the prim’n’pretty beat music of 2004’s Sea Inside Body, McKeown’s released a clutch of easy-on-the-ear LPs: check 2008’s brittle Ex-Aquarium, or 2009’s comparatively flamboyant Cambio Wechsel. Following EPs for his own DRUT Recordings and Svetlana Industries, McKeown is taking to the skies again with new full-length Fourth: The Golden Eagle
Later this week, we’ll be chatting to McKeown later as part of our On Record feature (clue: fans of turn-of-the-century Warp, this one’s for you), but we’re pleased to be hosting the first full stream of his latest. Like its predecessors, Fourth: The Golden Eagle is a varied set, with McKeown variously dabbling in soft-touch hip-hop, ambient music and club grub proper. Its USP, however, is a redoubled interest in analogue tones and textures – Moogs, Korgs and Doepfers all help build a rich, inviting sound. McKeown’s mission was to make the “warmest and most analogue thing I’ve done”. Good news: mission firmly accomplished.
Fourth: The Golden Eagle drops on DRUT Recordings on June 3. Kelpe plays Elektrowerkz on June 14 alongside Shigeto; head to Soundcrash for more information.