Album of the Week #007
From ambient interludes that could soundtrack a short film, to lively acid jazz all the way through to spacious funk and introspective yet soulful, techno inspired workouts, Koett (who's real name is Aleksander Tochilkin) deftly weaves through the gamut of electronic machine music.
Having released under a number of names between 2005 and 2012 and following strong house and techno releases on FUSELab and Dabit Records, Koett has pinned down his sound for his 'Golden Peak' album, creating a cogent record that drips with creativity. “Golden Peak” once more serves as reminder that the Russian music scene is alive and kicking and with fellow countrymen Pixelord, Monokle and DZA already flying the flag for a scene it is not a stretch of the imagination to believe we will be hearing a lot more emerge from the mega state in the coming years.
The artwork for the release is by Alex Coll, a surrealistic artist that utilizes the medium of collage to create his posters and works. Using scissors and glue as his weapons of choice, he culls his source materials from images taken from old books and magazines, recontextualising pictures into new artistic memes and ideas.
Release Date: 25 november 2013
Rating: still listening, to be rated soon