London based producer Kofi Holmes Attivor’s Mined project is stripping R’n’B down to it’s bare soul, groove and raw emotional centre, take early How To Dress Well and Dean Blunt’s hazy and distorted pastiche approach and mix it with a little Caribou rhythm and the sparsity of James Blake’s songwriting. Glorious, bare and soul stirring stuff.
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Oh I love love love this. 'Love's Lows' is just lovely. A repetitive slab of burbling chirpy synth with some lovely laid back vocals placed on top. That's all it does. Simple, classic. It sort of reminds me of Arthur Russell trying his hand at yacht rock armed only with some synth arpeggio's and a sense of regret. One of those wonderfully laid tunes you can imagine soundtracking the sort of summer days when you can open the doors without the worry of an icy blast.
Overleaf 'Pangs' is similarly unhurried. A four note 80's inspired chord sequence building with some skittery percussion and repeating vocals swishing in and out of the mix. It's like chillwave didn't ever die and did some good for the world instead by making something that we could all relax to. Closer 'Aches' is a little sturdier, a little less like a net curtain flowing in the breeze but still sumptuous.
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