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Ilp.
Artist
Kwes.
ReleaseProduct
Ilp.
Label
Warp
Cat. No.
WARPCDD243
Release Date
October 2013
10 Tracks

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Description

Kwes’ debut album ‘ilp’ delivered on the promise of a tantalising run of EPs for the likes of Warp and Young Turks with ten tracks of immaculate soul-pop. From the restrained placement of choice elements on ‘Flower’, where a grainy delayed vocal and throbbing naïve synths recall an earthier James Blake, to the punchier ‘36’, the album is dominated by a subtle pleasure in both revelling in, and screwing with, conventional song formats.

Kwes’ raw and emotional vocals lend a warmth to the full length which gives it a tangible ‘live’ quality, especially on the heartbreaking ‘Broke’, where fuzzy shoegaze guitars make an unusual but affecting sparring partner. There is nonetheless a precision to the production which will appeal to fans of finely wrought electronic music, with bass squelches on ‘Rollerblades’ delivering real heft but with a charming sense of wear and tear, and ‘B_shf_l’ containing a rattling hip-hop shuffle despite its confessional vocal delivery. ‘ilp’ seems to be an intriguing document of where Warp stand after nearly a quarter a century of independently releasing music, with Kwes every bit the idiosyncratic musician in the vein of the label’s classic artists, but adopting a more playful and understated approach to the tropes of electronic and pop music.

Track List

  1. 1 Purplehands 5:13 Kwes. Buy
  2. 2 36 4:03 Kwes. Buy
  3. 3 Rollerblades 3:45 Kwes. Buy
  4. 4 Cablecar 8:01 Kwes. Buy
  5. 5 Flower 4:37 Kwes. Buy
  6. 6 Hives 3:29 Kwes. Buy
  7. 7 Broke 4:23 Kwes. Buy
  8. 8 Chagall 2:41 Kwes. Buy
  9. 9 Parakeet 2:28 Kwes. Buy
  10. 10 B_shf_l 4:10 Kwes. Buy

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