Mount Kimbie, Sketch On Glass

[Hotflush Recordings]

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Sketch On Glass is the highly anticipated second release by Mount Kimbie, following their highly rated Maybes EP from earlier this year, also on Scuba’s Hotflush Recordings. These guys are in the zone! Pioneering a catchy brand of light-as-air, deep-as-the-ocean, feel-good dubstep, here they offer us four more superb tracks. The title track comes out swinging and only gets better as it goes along. Serious shuffle, fits of portamento, and comping organ triplets all contribute to a short but sweet piece of blissful music. If that wasn’t enough, it switches to double-time and back before bringing in a chipmunk recorded singing in the shower.

“Serged” changes gears, taking a noisy minute to find the beat, and slowing things down to 82 BPM for more of a dystopian vibe. “50 Mile View” feels like two songs in one:first wistfully cinematic and full of breathing room, then crystallizing into a synthesized vocal snippet which had me straining to decipher the lyrics. Finally, “At Least” employs a similar duplicitous tactic, with an acoustic bass and real-sounding kit giving way to glitchy staccato synths, sine bass, and quirky sort of surprising outro. I only wish these songs were longer. Three of the four here are only about three and a half minutes each, but this brevity certainly contributes to their can’t-get-enough appeal. In other words, set your preferred audio playback device or application to repeat: Mount Kimbie’s got that crack.

chris m  on July 24, 2009 at 9:31 AM

maybes was amazing, and from the sound of it, this one may be even better!

waiting with bated breath for this one to drop.

Nick S  on July 24, 2009 at 11:09 PM

heard most of these tracks on rob booths show and they are incredible

splut  on August 21, 2009 at 8:06 AM

this EP is brilliant. never heard of this guy till i stumbled upon this EP on beatport. highly recommended. and, i agree, what the hell is he saying on “50 mile view”? “i wish i could tell it’ll be all right…”??

Praveen Sharma  on August 31, 2009 at 7:01 PM

So far i got the 50 mile view lyrics to:

“im so sorry but I think you want XXXXXX but things don’t feel right – i wish i would i wish i could say it’ll be alright but i just can’t stand to stay in tonight”

Any help? 😉

this track is so amazing.

Alex Brooks  on June 4, 2010 at 8:23 PM

‘i’m so sorry but i think you want XXXXXX cause i XXXXXX and the truth XXXXXX but things don’t feel right, i wish i would i wish i could say it’ll be alright, but i just can’t stand to be (here/in) tonight

Jacob  on August 4, 2011 at 1:29 AM

I’m so sorry but I think you ought to hear cause I won’t go in deep and the truth is that something right now don’t feel right, i wish i would i wish i could say it’ll be alright, but i just can’t stand to be here tonight

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