Jul 092010
 
KIKI – CINEMA OBSCURA (BPC221)

ARTIST: KIKI
TITLE: CINEMA OBSCURA
RELEASE: 30.08.2010
FORMAT: 12″  / Digital
CAT NR.: BPC221
EAN CD: 880319480119
LC: 11753

A) Sumore 09:05
B1) Cinema Obscura 07:21
B2) Good Voodoo (Subb-An Remix) 07:30

Digital Bonus: Damaja 07:13

Few artists can lay claim to such a continuous output as BPC resident Joakim Ijäs, better known as Kiki. For Kiki, continuity also means permanently developing his musical vision – his superb second album Kaiku is testament to this. The current 12″ “Cinema Obscura” follows on seamlessly from US house traditions, yet also reduces them to absurdity with its atmospheric density and sonic extravagance.

The A side, a brand new work from the adoptive Berliner, encapsulates the qualities suggested above. The perfectly relaxed and completely unpretentious “Sumore” rolls along at pulse rate, generates its own energy and swings calmly like a giant pendulum over the dance floor. In the second half the track gradually builds to a majestically restrained melodic climax and hands us over to the flip side with a wry wink of the eye.

Its opening track will already be known to keen listeners of Seth Troxler’s sensational Boogybytes CD. “Cinema Obscura” also takes its time, radiates an almost stoic tranquillity, breathes ceremoniously, moves in waves until finally a hypnotic, bouncing piano riff flows into the rolling house percussion.

B2 is another ‘old acquaintance’: we relive listening pleasures with “Good Voodoo”, the first 12″ hit from Kiki’s album Kaiku. Subb-an – a fascinating live set specialist from Birmingham with releases on Mothership, One Records and BPC, has already provided the stripped-down techy sound of the digital bonus track on the “Immortal” single release. His interpretation of “Good Voodoo” follows the flow of the preceding track, using a circling beat and vocal fragments. A constant delay is created out of the track’s own sonic microcosm, and this drives Good Voodoo onwards with an irresistible house groove.

Kiki’s digital bonus takes us by surprise with an ultra-cool standup bass line and a kick that sneaks up on us from behind. With the addition of percussive elements and a looped vocal sample, “Damaja” builds up an almost cinematic atmosphere.

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KIKI SUMMER TOUR

03.07.2010 / FR / Avignon / Time Has Changed open air
04.07.2010 / DE / Meinwiesen Hanau / Love Family Park
09.07.2010 / DE / Muenchen / Rote Sonne
10.07.2010 / DE / Berlin / Kiki´s Birthday & “Beats & Boats”
17.07.2010 / DE / Ludwigshafen / Loft
18.07.2010 / DE / Düsseldorf / Kiesgrube
31.07.2010 / DE / Neunesund / Open Air
07.08.2010 / FR / Paris / Rex
14.08.2010 / CH / Club Ark / Shangai
21.08.2010 / DE / Berlin / Panorama Bar
02.09.2010 / US / Boston / Make it New (Basstown) @ Middlesex
04.09.2010 / US / Dallas / The Cavern
10.09.2010 / US / Los Angeles / King King
11.09.2010 / US / San Francisco / 222 Hyde
15.09.2010 / DE / Berlin / Watergate
17.09.2010 / ES / Barcelona / Raum
19.09.2010 / ES / Ibiza / Pacha

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5. Catz N Dogz: Warsaw by night (Mothership)
6. Nyra: Hank (Thirtyonetwenty)
7. Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts: Hélicoptère (Circus Company)
8. Richard Davis: What you are (Safer)
9. Gadi Mizrahi: So addicted to you (Double Standard)
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