Release Date: Aug 28, 2015
Record label: Drut
Genre(s): Electronic, House
Head here to submit your own review of this album. It always pissed me off when people referred to the hip-hop I loved circa turn of the century as 'backpacker'. However you understand that term, it suggests that the artist and the consumer are in some way just passing through; as if we were all just tourists uncommitted to any particular geographic art scene, as if bands and genres evolve out of the particular geological formation that makes their locale unique.
Kelpe has always been a difficult one to place. He's an artist associated with IDM, though never sounds much like any of the Braindance, Rephlex or Warp lot. In the past you'd find him gracing the likes of Bangface and Bloc. festival, playing with artists such as Jaga Jazzist, Bonobo and Squarepusher.