On the 7th the Scottish retro-wave creator Kung Fu Jesus released the LP The Kantele Tapes.
Kung Fu Jesus
Immediately on hitting play the listener is wound back to the late ’80s – though not in the least sorry for it – as the blends of instrumentation, electronica and floating vocal surface in to the room to wrap the listener in billowing down filled blankets.
Performing under the moniker MK-Ultra and regularly revealing new material – sometimes alone other times in collaboration – the latest track (as I type on the 15th though may well not be when this is published on the 19th) is working with Leon Milk, who those of longer stay will recognise from an introduction back in 2012 of The Milk Bar.
Removal Vans For Gaddafi is a scathing commentary of global affairs revolved around by a dreamy soundtrack.
The Scottish hip-hop creator Empress xX released the EP Turning Tables earlier in the month.
Empress xX – Turning Tables – artwork
Scorching through the speakers is a skillfully delivered wry and scornful commentary of societal malaise as Empress xX delivers tracks that finds the listener smiling while infected by the controlled fulmination.
From the five track release (available on bandcamp) my pick of the release is the penultimate – Quiet Contemplation.