Mount Kimbie‘s music has always toed the line between beat-driven, wayward indie rock and dance music with vocals, but Dom Maker and Kai Campos seem to be pushing their sound into straight-up band territory. The songs on their new LP, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth, are “songs” in more than just the nominal sense, and the band has expanded their rhythmic palette to include live drums. These don’t appear on “Blood Form,” the album’s tension-ridden second single, but they sound like they do, with Maker and Campos using some textural studio magic to create the track’s sinister leitmotif—a single, pounding tom beat, naked and almost flabby-sounding. The track, says Campos, “came together quite late in the writing process,” and, contrary to what it sounds like, “was started from some recordings of a Powerhouse 8 track drum machine with slightly warped tapes.” Cold Spring Fault Less Youth is out May 28th via Warp.
Stream: Mount Kimbie, “Blood and Form”
POSTED April 9, 2013 9:00AM IN MP3 / STREAMS