http://youtu.be/-1aeKFyr4SQ When Mount Kimbie first rappelled down the slope, every music writer pegged them as post-dubstep. Three years later, no one is quite clear what that meant. Presumably, it meant vocals, song structure, and sonic shades that could appeal to more than the color-blind. Crooks & Lovers remains one of the best records of 2010; […]
When Mount Kimbie first emerged from the ashes of the dubstep scene in 2009, they were quickly tagged with the “post-dubstep” distinction along with their friend James Blake. By 2012 though, dubstep had become a dirty word altogether and with the rise of EDM and “bro-step,” virtually no one wants to align themselves with the […]
Sach O wishes he could look so easily disaffected. In the liner notes to Hotflush’s new compilation, there’s lots of talk about the label being a musical outlier. While I won’t disagree that their biggest success stories Mount Kimbie and Joy Orbison stand apart from easy genre classifications, I’d also posit that the label’s best […]
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Mount Kimbie, the post-dubstep Postal Service for people who don’t like the Postal Service.
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Belated Bookkeeping October 5, 2010
I still haven’t written anything substantive about Off the Books and probably won’t. Reviewing your own show is tacky and no one believes you anyway. There’s an innate Homerism to it that would shame Rick Monday, and I’m sure it will it bleed out in fractured phrases and maudlin reminiscences at various points in my […]
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Mount Kimbie – XLR8R Podcast September 22, 2010
Don’t mind me. Words may be mangled and weird over the next 24 hours. Between the Furthur concert last night and the vocoder vaporization slated for later on this eve, my brain will resemble a level of feebleness typically associated with Adbusters writers. HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY ABOUT HOW HIPSTER CAPITALIST SWINE ARE MARRING […]
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While it may occasionally seem otherwise, self-promotion is my least favorite task, which makes the notion of promoting shows anathema to me. However, I continue to do it because like the Mothers of Invention, I am only in it for the money. Sometimes, when all things are factored in, I can make $7 an hour. […]
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Sach O prefers police and thieves. This will not be your standard Mount Kimbie review – mostly because I’m not head-over-heels in love with the band and also because I don’t think their debut album Crooks & Lovers is a welcome sign of dubstep’s evolution in the face of perceived stagnation. Whereas most Internet critics […]
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Consider it the highest compliment that the London-based duo of Mount Kimbie have produced a record as good as its album cover, which answers the question of what happened to the leopard Granny Panty-wearing seductress who pinned down DJ Qualls in Road Trip.  Fans of BBW’s in red track suits, sad guitars over broken beats, […]
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