PennyBlackMusic Magazine - Catch of the Day 1 Review
Mundane Music / Sanjuro 77 : The Woeful
Pelican/In The Company Of Crows
Kipper Records is a brand new "virtual" record
label, operating entirely over the internet. But instead of
talking about the future of music, and how one day all labels
will be internet based, I'm going to tell you about their
first label sampler - the rather brilliant 'Catch of the Day
There are two instrumental tracks for your perusal here.
The first is a delightful little number called 'The Woeful
Pelican' by Mundane Music. A perky electronic number, processed
acoustic guitar rings out above the somewhat unusual drumbeat
whilst electro-harps are plucked by, err, electro-harpists
one would presume. The whole thing sounds like a film theme,
and midway through we're treated to the brass refrain, all
drama and tension, before dropping back to a quiet chill by
a river. An excellent little ditty, if a little short at under
Dodgy old record sounds make way for some experimental dance
beats on Sanjuro 77's 'In The Company of Crows', which soon
morphs into a tripped out dream of a tune. Beautiful strings
and horns, folky acoustics and backwards vocals bounce off
the massive drum samples and electric beeps, building a huge
electric soundscape. Again, this is excellent, and certainly
serves the purpose of tickling the curiosity bone.
So both the acts featured are well up to scratch, but what
makes this record even better is the fantastic hand made cardboard
packaging, which all adds up to make Kipper Records the best
new label in the UK. Keep your eyes on their website http://www.kipperrecords.co.uk
for further information and new releases, and try and get
your hands on this good stuff. Excellent.
Right, I'm done reading this
stuff. Take me back to the home page as I'm too lazy to use
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