NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Consistently ahead of the curve and one of modern music’s great originals, King Midas Sound’s Kevin Martin has been at the core of more than his fair share of visionary acts in the past two decades. Whether as the driving force behind The Bug, Razor X Productions, Techno Animal or simply as a collaborator to such genre-bending bands as Justin Broadrick’s Godflesh or Sonic Boom’s Experimental Audio Research, Martin has carved out a discography for himself as one of bass music’s true pioneers. With King Midas Sound, Martin delivers his most accessible and hypnotic work to date, drifting into the haunted territory of early Tricky and Massive Attack with the help of vocalist Hitomi and dub poet Roger Robinson. This is truly captivating work that marks a stark departure from the depths of darkness that have been Martin’s calling card for years. King Midas Sound is airy, weightless, sleepwalker’s dub, and last year’s “Waiting For You” debut was one of the most critically acclaimed albums on Kode9’s Hyperdub imprint since Burial’s “Untrue”.
Hyperdub, Soul Jazz Records