Kaki King: hype or not? + how's the new album?

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the first three/four tracks (if these are the same mp3's that were on her(?) website) are nice but fairly normal jazz-rock style. It gets better/more passionate/wilder after those tracks. Speaking of the first record that is.

:)

latetotheparty (latetotheparty), Wednesday, 10 November 2004 21:56 (fifteen years ago) link

one year passes...
OH MY GOD I LOVE THE NEW ALBUM.

whoa, seriously. gorgeous. what a slow burner.

Emily B (Emily B), Wednesday, 16 August 2006 02:06 (thirteen years ago) link

All I have heard has been horrible. She makes guitar playing seem so lame.

Ogmor Roundtrouser (Ogmor Roundtrouser), Wednesday, 16 August 2006 04:33 (thirteen years ago) link

Isn't that what every "virtuoso" seems to do? That word is the kiss of death.

Marmot (marmotwolof), Wednesday, 16 August 2006 04:47 (thirteen years ago) link

I did not like the "virtuoso" aspects of her playing prior to the new album, which is much more atmospheric and doesn't really veer into the Jammy Difranco end of things. I'm pleasantly surprised by this and it is definitely a grower.

EZ Snappin (EZSnappin), Wednesday, 16 August 2006 11:20 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah, I keep listening to this. Normally I don't like "I can't really sing but I'll try" vocals, but they fit here - and after reading so much about her guitar virtuousity, I was really impressed by how grungy her electric playing gets, especially on the title track.

save the robot (save the robot), Wednesday, 16 August 2006 12:07 (thirteen years ago) link

Jim O'Rourke has a hand in this doesn't he?

Interesting that she's off Sony too. I passed this up at first but perhaps I'll give it another go!

rollin', rollin', rollin', keep them dogies rollin', rawhide! thread (fandango), Wednesday, 16 August 2006 12:12 (thirteen years ago) link

Its not O'Rourke but John whatshisname from Tortoise.

EZ Snappin (EZSnappin), Wednesday, 16 August 2006 12:37 (thirteen years ago) link

McEntire? that's what I get for not googling.

rollin', rollin', rollin', keep them dogies rollin', rawhide! thread (fandango), Wednesday, 16 August 2006 12:43 (thirteen years ago) link

i think this record is gorgeous - really caught me off guard.

PeopleFunnyBoy (PeopleFunnyBoy), Wednesday, 16 August 2006 20:47 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.villagevoice.com/music/0443,smith,57832,22.html

xhuxk (xheddy), Wednesday, 16 August 2006 21:49 (thirteen years ago) link

see first post

rollin', rollin', rollin', keep them dogies rollin', rawhide! thread (fandango), Wednesday, 16 August 2006 21:56 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

New one is pretty swell, too.

jaymc, Tuesday, 8 April 2008 22:55 (twelve years ago) link

Oh, I loved-loved-loved Until We Felt Red. Enjoyed the promo video for "Pull Me Out Alive" when it was featured on YouTube a couple of weeks ago -- is that an indication the new one's more vocal and indie-ish?

briania, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 01:20 (twelve years ago) link

The songs are a little songier, but the album's still more than half instrumental.

jaymc, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 01:26 (twelve years ago) link

Nice to have some words & voice in there, but she's one artist for whom more instro is more better, I think.

briania, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 01:30 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

Anyone else listening to the new one? Mostly sounds like its predecessor -- with a couple of exceptions (the last track, for instance, remind me a little of An Horse's "Camp Out," which she's covered) -- but I'm not complaining.

jam master (jaymc), Thursday, 1 April 2010 15:14 (ten years ago) link

Didn't even know she had a new one out! I'll have to keep an eye out for it. Love her.

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 1 April 2010 15:22 (ten years ago) link

It's called Junior.

jam master (jaymc), Thursday, 1 April 2010 15:23 (ten years ago) link

(No Royksopp.)

jam master (jaymc), Thursday, 1 April 2010 15:24 (ten years ago) link

Also, how did I not know she covered Justin Timberlake, too?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQdo_UrnO9w

jam master (jaymc), Thursday, 1 April 2010 15:25 (ten years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Just picked up Junior yesterday, haven't listened to it yet but I needed to bump this thread to share this random image I found while trying to read more about her:

http://blogs.walkerart.org/teens/files/2009/04/2pac_kaki_king.jpg

I was very confused as to why that might even exist, but it turns out The Hood Internet did a mash-up called "Bone Chaos in the Ghetto".

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 22 April 2010 16:58 (ten years ago) link

lol

I haven't listened to Hood Internet in a while. A lot of their mash-ups are kind of ~shrug~, but there's a couple that I love.

jaymc, Thursday, 22 April 2010 17:34 (ten years ago) link

shes pretty PRETTY BORING

ice cr?m, Thursday, 22 April 2010 17:40 (ten years ago) link

ownd

ice cr?m, Thursday, 22 April 2010 17:40 (ten years ago) link

Gawd, my friend made a mixtape for me years ago with one tune of hers on it that had this really sweet Nashville pedal steel part and she only sings a very little bit in a super wispy voice and it's pretty much perfect. But searching around for that song I can't seem to find it. It's not on any of the albums on that pesky iTunes store anyway. Did I hallucinate this song? Sure want to hear it again.

twice boiled cabbage is death, Thursday, 22 April 2010 17:53 (ten years ago) link

Oh, it's this (warning: lolzy lame video):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AehP9BgXF6E

twice boiled cabbage is death, Thursday, 22 April 2010 18:02 (ten years ago) link

Its actually on Legs To Make Us Longer, which I'm pretty shocked about not being on iTunes... especially since they have her first album there.

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 22 April 2010 18:07 (ten years ago) link

Okay, "Hallucinations From My Poisonous German Streets" on the new one is very awesome. Love the drums.

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 22 April 2010 18:09 (ten years ago) link

two years pass...

New one is instrumental! Seeing her this Friday.

Sandy Denny Real Estate (jaymc), Tuesday, 30 October 2012 05:51 (seven years ago) link

Lol @ me saying "new one" every two years.

Sandy Denny Real Estate (jaymc), Tuesday, 30 October 2012 05:53 (seven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Show was great, and the album is really starting to sink in. Lots of range, from Eastern ("Bowen Island") to bossa nova ("Kelvinator, Kelvinator") to straight-up Celtic ("King Pizel"). Accomplished fretwork, as usual, but nothing too showy for its own sake.

Sandy Denny Real Estate (jaymc), Tuesday, 13 November 2012 18:43 (seven years ago) link

seven years pass...

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