Kuedo – Slow Knife [Planet Mu]

Between albums Kuedo has been working as a earshot architect and composer for engage and the reference of focused and widescreen rigour that commercial business requires has undoubtedly rest its way into the new album. 'Lallygagging Pierce' is about two albums; the sooner half, according to Kuedo, invokes the seduction of the bishopric, prepossessing the music of Michael Mann's 'Manhunter' as a cue, with the latter half being inspired by the bloody starscapes and voodoo wilderness of films such as 'Angel Determination', 'Eventide Of The Huntress' and more recently the 'Faithful Detective' series. 'Floating Forest' is the primary railroad to give abet some of Kuedo's experimentation with the Southern rap mould, which he explored ahead of it became commonplace, with echoed drum splashes and a malevolent repetitious device, ending with a haunting growl. Kuedo returns to Planet Mu with his wish awaited another album 'Lax Blade'. 'In Your Nap', dialect mayhap surprisingly, features the vocals of Hayden Thorpe from Desolate Beasts, who settles his sunless, whispered vocals into the moonlit dark tone. The more recent half of the album enters wilderness bailiwick with 'Approaching's sluggardly descending notes, before 'Dejected Fox – Stygian Cave' throws the note into the cathartic darkness, as undulating chords join in conceal and be after with noisy reeds and itchy strings grown from challenging collaborations with cello musician Koenraad Ecker (from Lumisokea). 'Sluggish Cut' has the sophistication, avidity and pacing of a sparkling soundtrack – a nuance of an album of scenes, that easy as pie lends itself to an impressionistic recital. 'Halogen Headlight' opens with the strike one of crickets and a sunlit piano, cleansing the anima formerly 'Lathe' brings things down to sod with a compendious, yet substantial coda. The songs of the albums before half are pseudo and irresistible, a gelatinous mask with shades of the pseudo-worldly-wise abstraction of Poser, of all things, underpinned with swarthy perturbing shadows and aerosphere. 'Gradual Knife' seems to crop up again to where 'Severant' port side off, but with the elaborate look like devise of terminating year's haunting EP 'Averment Of A Adjacent Pe' subsumed into the compositions, making them more difficult and splendidly crafted. Both halves of the album are also in thrall to Mica Levi's inspiring 'Answerable to The Flay' soundtrack, conspicuously in the turbulence of the mid-cleave. It's been five years since his acclaimed launch 'Severant' and span has proved it prescient; its futuristic face move is now ubiquitous. But, as with 'Severant', the right suggests relationship unease, with the slow-paced knife being a analogy for the edifice agitation in any end relationship. 'Breaking The Outside' shivers and coils, ahead of metal and strings exercise command while 'In Your Coat' feels like being out of the window in a interminable hinterland in the forefront 'Warmer Headlamp' introduces some memories of sunshine, with its plucked bassline and spiralling dub.

Kuedo - Hourglass (Original Mix)
Kuedo - Under The Surface (Original Mix)
Kuedo - In Your Sleep (Original Mix)
Kuedo - Bending Moon (Original Mix)
Kuedo - Slow Knife (Original Mix)
Kuedo - Floating Forest (Original Mix)
Kuedo - Love Theme (Original Mix)
Kuedo - Approaching (Original Mix)
Kuedo - Broken Fox - Black Hole (Original Mix)
Kuedo - Breaking The Surface (Original Mix)
Kuedo - In Your Skin (Original Mix)
Kuedo - Warmer Light (Original Mix)
Kuedo - Halogen Light (Original Mix)
Kuedo - Lathe (Original Mix)