Fresh Juice


By August 23, 2017 No Comments

The first few notes and vocal lines of King Krule’s first release in around four years make the listener feel uneasy. The recording is warped. Intentionally; of course. Beautifully; of course. It feels as if you’re standing on a 45 degree angle – the warm, hazy organs washing right through you. It’s like kind of sickness you really enjoy, you’re almost ready to pass out, but enjoying the ride. With a subtle, intricate arrangement surrounding him, Archy’s lyrical prowess is unparalleled – the story is gripping, yet utterly melancholic. More electronic than previous creations, maybe Mount Kimbie have had some effect on him, alongside a hint of freeform jazz (the keys and horns control the backing soundscape) – this is a deep and emotive King Krule. He’s speaking in a refrained tone – just as if he’s with you sitting in a group therapy session. ‘Czech One’ is enthralling from the first second and will stay with you for a long time after.

‘Czech One’ is out now via XL Recordings.