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Kutiman - Don't Hold Onto The Clouds

  • Kutiman
    Don't Hold Onto The Clouds
    • 12" Vinyl Record
    • Released: 2018
    • Label: Riyal
    • Catalog: SYL004
    • Genre: Downtempo, Experimental
    • LP

     

    Isreali psychedelic, new age, afrobeat, jazz, house, and ambient producer Kutiman is back with, Don't Hold Onto The Clouds.

    After being discovered during the Myspace era by a small German label, Kutiman released his first, eponymous album in 2007. Despite a strong international reception, however, the LP was soon overshadowed by music he uploaded two years later onto YouTube. For "Thru You," as he called the project, he meticulously cut and pasted together clips he found on the video platform of amateur solo musicians to create seven, original, intricately arranged songs. These new videos swiftly went viral, and so remarkable was the execution of his concept that it earned a place in Time magazine’s list of "The Fifty Best Inventions of 2009."

    Kutiman's latest solo LP started off simply enough. "I wanted to create music to listen to while doing other stuff," explains the producer/multi-instrumentalist. "It started when I was experimenting with old video toys and I was looking for relaxing music to listen to while I work. Terry Reilly, William Basinski, and Deru are some of the artists I listened to; they inspired me to record this album. Hope it'll bring peace of mind or a good night sleep."