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Slow Knife
Artist
Kuedo
ReleaseProduct
Slow Knife
Label
Planet Mu
Catalogue Number
5055300385956
Release Date
October 2016
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Five years after his forward-thinking debut Severant, Kuedo returns to Mike Paradina’s Planet Mu with his second album. Following an EP released on Knives, a label the Berlin-based composer co-founded to enable visionaries like J. G. Biberkopf or footwork queen Jlin, Slow Knife serves as evidence for his matured sound design.

Taking cues from film soundtracks, the album provokes rich visual associations, and thus feels like a soundtrack itself. From the creaking mutations of 'Bending Moon’ to the foreboding synths of ‘In Your Sleep’ with Wild Beasts’ Hayden Thorpe whispered vocals adding a shadowy touch – it wouldn’t be surprising to hear the opening pan flute of Michael Mann’s Manhunter coming in, the 1986 American crime horror film Kuedo credits his main inspiration to. The producer also revisits his previous flirtations with southern US trap: 'Floating Forest’ contrasts precise hi-hat rhythms with gun-fired drum splashes, a heavy bass and shivering synths. The plot thickens on the second half where the arrangements become more abstract – spectacularly showcased on the noisy ‘Broken Fox - Black Hole’ with Lumisokea’s Koenraad Ecker coaxing the most unsettling, panic-inducing tremolos in the highest registers out of his cello.

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  1. 1 Hourglass 5:13 Kuedo Buy
  2. 2 Under The Surface 2:25 Kuedo Buy
  3. 3 In Your Sleep 4:28 Kuedo Buy

    ###80 BPM

    Kuedo turns his had to meldoic RNB, all underlined with a strong replicant narrative.

    ###80 BPM

    Kuedo turns his had to meldoic RNB, all underlined with a strong replicant narrative.

  4. 4 Bending Moon 2:10 Kuedo Buy
  5. 5 Slow Knife 3:54 Kuedo Buy
  6. 6 Floating Forest 3:36 Kuedo Buy
  7. 7 Love Theme 1:57 Kuedo Buy
  8. 8 Approaching 4:16 Kuedo Buy
  9. 9 Broken Fox - Black Hole 3:44 Kuedo Buy
  10. 10 Breaking The Surface 4:38 Kuedo Buy
  11. 11 In Your Skin 1:32 Kuedo Buy
  12. 12 Warmer Light 4:13 Kuedo Buy
  13. 13 Halogen Light 2:12 Kuedo Buy
  14. 14 Lathe 2:27 Kuedo Buy

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