The album Waiting For You by UK trio King Midas Sound took us by surprise. Kevin Martin, one third of the group, who has been heavily known for his frantic dancehall production as The Bug, inverted his talents to the spacial side of Jamaican music, leaning hard on dub. Released on Hyperdub, KMS's album touched on the more dramatic elements of electronic music, but it sits closer in spirit to Sade than much of the label's other acts. The video for "Lost," directed by Niall O'Brien, who also shot the band's blurry album cover, features some despondent wandering and some light circles, a very close visual approximation of King Midas Sound's moody blues. For more on KMS, read our interview with the group and download a non-album track.
June 14, 2010