Roly Porter & Kuedo

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed
Not all messages are displayed: show all messages (11 of them)

I just bought Kuedo's Severant the other day after hearing some promising talk and receiving a strong recommendation from a pal, and it's really fantastic; I've barely been able to stop playing it. Anybody with even a slight analog synth fetish should give it a whirl...

Clarke B., Monday, 16 January 2012 17:58 (ten years ago) link

four years pass...

Slow Knife is a real change of pace. More like a soundtrack than club music and a lot less immediate than his earlier stuff. It's taken a while but I've grown to like it a lot

paolo, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 19:49 (five years ago) link

^ Thanks for the reminder that this is out, paolo. I love "Severant" and my favourite Kuedo thing is probably Laurel Halo's remix of "Work, Live & Sleep in Collapsing Space".

Ross, Thursday, 24 November 2016 01:12 (five years ago) link

The first Roly Porter is one of my favourites ever but I wasnt feeling the new one so hard. Still to listen to the new Kuedo. I think it's funny they split up as Vex'd to go on to make music that sounds similar to each other.

boxedjoy, Thursday, 24 November 2016 14:06 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Slow Knife has some real deep cuts, particularly the title track and "In Your Sleep". I love how the first track is an inversion of a track off "Severant", it gives it a feeling of familiarity but it's also warped and less optimistic sounding. Overall the record is a bit of a mixed bag because it's so disjointed, but there's something beguiling about it. Love the overly processed Twin Peaks horn shuffle of "Under The Surface".

Everything Moves Towards The Sun (Ross), Saturday, 17 December 2016 21:11 (five years ago) link

one year passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPCj6nKyoXY

good cut, mixes well with ELO another heart breaks

Droni Mitchell (Ross), Saturday, 7 April 2018 08:53 (four years ago) link

four years pass...

New Kuedo album Infinite Window out July 29. I liked the first two tracks out so far. The cover art is epic.

The Ghost Club, Wednesday, 6 July 2022 09:15 (two months ago) link

four weeks pass...

The Pitchfork review of the new Kuedo is mostly spot on: https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/kuedo-infinite-window/

There are so many tantalisingly good moments, but they don't quite go anywhere. There's a lot of tension and anxiety, but no real relief. Overall it's a frustrating listen.

I may still buy the LP for the cover art alone though lol

The Ghost Club, Wednesday, 3 August 2022 22:45 (one month ago) link

Also the second half often feels like 'Kuedo does Oneohtrix Point Never'. Except it's not as taut or dynamic or fun as OPN.

The Ghost Club, Wednesday, 3 August 2022 22:47 (one month ago) link


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.