24 years ago, in 1996, Kula Shaker released the album “K”, which became a cult Brit-pop record and sold over 2 million copies. The fifth album “K2.0”, according to the leader of the group, Crispian Mills, has incorporated the best of all the experiments with the styles that the group performed: from the psychedelic sound of “K” to the folk elements in the previous album of the group “Piligrims Progress”.
During a 20-minute interview with Crispian, who caught a cold, Matthew Sherne was able to discuss the new album, his preference for analog equipment and the reasons why well-known bands should take more risks.
Why did you decide to name the new album “K2.0”?
This year, our first album “K”, which determined our entire creative career, turns 20 years old, and it seems to me that the 20th anniversary is a good reason to turn back and see which way you went, where you started and where you came from. In general, at first we joked that we would call the album “K2”, and the mountain will be depicted on the cover. And now we are really publishing an album with a cover that says “K2”. In this case, “K2.0” looks like Continue reading
More than twenty years ago, Bristol-based artist Tricky, together with the bands Portishead and Massive Attack, managed to create other music, located at the junction of hip-hop, jazz, dub, rock and soul and called “trip-hop”. Since then, this direction has healed its life, and Tricky has acquired the status of a living idol.
Tom White talked to Tricky about his new project, Skilled Mechanics, a new sound, and another studio recording with Massive Attack.
I sat in a bar located on the ground floor of a chic five-star hotel in central London, just to talk to Adrian Tous, aka Tricky, about his new project and album “Skilled Mechanics”. Trika’s musical career, although, obviously, is based on the strong base of the bristol trip trip, it is distinguished by the lack of monotony and the constant desire to pave the way for something new.
Today, Skilled Mechanics, a free collaboration project released on Trika’s own label, False Idols, has become this “new”. The album, according to the musician, lacks a “direct way of thinking … to record an album, release a couple Continue reading
The British trio with Elena Tonra, led by the second album “Not To Disappear”, is again exploring the depths of melancholy.
Despite this, Daniel Koch took an extremely funny interview from Elena and drummer Remy Agilella.
Many people have known this since adolescence: you take your current experiences, make a mixtape or play a playlist with songs that are especially sunken in your soul – and as a result, the recipient of this gift begins not only not to melt from tenderness, but to look into his eyes with the words “With you “Is everything all right? Are you depressed? Do you want to lay hands on yourself there?” Continue reading