DJ Sprinkles presents KSHE – Down Home Kami-Sakunobe review
Skylax treat our ears to the second dose of Terre Thaemlitz’s musically brilliant schizophrenia in a matter of months. June’s “Hush Now” was one of this year’s more enduring deep house jackers and on this latest DJ Sprinkles Vs K.S.H.E 12” Thaemlitz doubles the quantity of tracks but retains the quality. “Down Home Kami-Sakunobe” eases you in with the odd but bewitching combination of violin strings, intermittent piano flourishes, overdubbed percussive shuffles and glacial breathing. Cavernous atmospheric abound on “Double Secret” which is dominated by bass notes of true warmth and the tingling interplay between soft piano and haunting vocals. “Fuck The Down Low” completes the proceedings on the A Side with a short but oh so sweet Moodymann esque bumper replete with a sample familiar to Beastie Boys fans. The real gold is reserved for the B Side with “Hobo Train”, a raw percussive delight. You will be totally captivated from the early moment that the cavalcade of heavily compressed hi-hats take centre stage.