Kettel Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Lapsus Records (Pye Corner Audio, Gacha Bakradze) launch their new Perennial Series with a reissue of Kettel’s 2008 LP Myam James Part I. This would definitely self-identify as an acid record - whether it’s house, braindance or electro is a moot point - but Kettel really brings out the expressive potential of the 303 in a way that many other artists don’t. The dynamic bassline on ‘Shinamoto’, for instance, is quite moving. Atop this Kettel adds rich, melodious synths. It’s a winning combo.
Kettel has kept his music to the world of computer games and adverts for the last few years, but now he’s back on wax with a new double LP on Dub / Clone. His game soundtrack acumen shines through though, with most of Wingtip sparkling with bright melodic energy, delivered via a tasteful electronic pallette. 15 tracks.