by Le K
DE-BUG Album of the month
-"an album that doesn't sound like anything else out there" Phil sherburne -SPIN MAG
-"Freewheel is a kaleidoscopic collection of inspired tracks, and the frosted glass that blurs the colours is its most characteristic feature." Daniel Petry - RESIDENT ADVISOR
-"this album has enough longevity in it to keep our ears sated for a good while yet." Oli Warwick JUNO PLUS
-" 'Freewheel' lives up to its title with 11 cuts of cut-up house, fragile electronica pop, and blissed-out broken beat experimentation. Gorgeous album, highly recommended!" ZERo INCH editor
-"C'est le genre d'album qui mérite qu'on parle encore de lui dans un, deux ou trois ans. " MIDI DEUX
-"Le K signe un des plus singuliers albums d’électronica-techno de l’année, un objet qu’on adopte sans refus et qu’il sera difficile d’abandonner." CHRONIQUES ELECTRONIQUES
-"'un album qui fait honneur au paysage discographique français" TRAX MAGAZINE
-"Le K assène ce qui restera à coup sûr comme l’une des grosses claques électroniques de 2012. Une révélation." DES OREILLES DANS BABYLONE
Le K delivers to Karat records the album we were dreaming about since quite a long time. This piece matches with what we can expect from an electronic album in 2012. Sound dimension, mix of musical influences, freedom of art expression. Le K maintains the higher standarts, you cannot really side this work in the classic description. It's something like if the 90's electronica could have been reinventing itself, or if the jazz had finally understood what is all about with electro.
Everything is inspiration, finesse, aesthetic engagement. The will power of doing something beyond the clichés, without the uselessness of doing THE new thing. It's a question of elegance. We can describe the thing as the symbiosis in experimental jazz et radical electro/techno, serving the personality and the originality revealed all along this album.
This work may reminds you some of the top producer in this kind of music, as Autechre, Herbert , we pretend that this album closes the past decades in music (90's & 00's), and let us look ahead, thanks to Le K to free himself from the barriers, stereotypes, to set his own style in a new electro paradigm.
Learning to play the guitar seemed to be a good way to fight the atrocities of puberty and listening to the recordings of zany Zappa, arsonist Hendrix, and the LSD-inspired cadence of Pink Floyd and George Clinton helped a bit, too. Few music homeworks later, including several stays in Hip-hop, Afrobeat, Blues Rock, Fusion, electro Dub bands, tired of the ?band drama syndrom?, and strongly attracted by the new techno and underground house scene from France and Germany, he decided to immerse deeply into laptop territory and spent a couple of years learning electronic music production.
His breakthrough was primarily due to the underground minimal house Paris scene (Circus Company and Karat) who cheerfully welcomed his productions and attitude in 2006 and contributed to spread the word to the whole scene.
In Autumn of the same year, he was selected to attend the Red Bull Music Academy in Melbourne Australia, a platform for up-and-coming talents, invited over the course of a few weeks to perfect their studio technique and meet professionals. Also part of the talent pool that year were Flying Lotus, Douglas Greed, Daniel Brandt from Brandt brauer Frick, Nina Kravitz, Aloe Blacc, Clara Moto...this event definitely launched Le K in the worldwide electronic network.
His upcoming first album on legendary underground French imprint Karat (Mr Oizo, Ark, Portable, Cabanne, Chloe, Krikor...) talentedly merges introspective and contemplative moments with joyful techno beats.
CONTACT PROMO :
Laetitia Crëmadeills LES M & M'S
220, rue des Pyrénées 75020 Paris
M : +33.(0)22.214.171.124.91 T : +33.(0)9.79.06.43.26
Karat Booking Agency: firstname.lastname@example.org
Released by: Karat records
Release/catalogue number: karatcd08
Release date: May 30, 2012