Boomkat Product Review:
Dusky, fuzzed up psych-rock symphonies, dusty folk rock and club singer styles from Tel Aviv’s Kutiman. If Beirut made a record with Vic Reeves there’s every chance it might end up sounding like 6am...
“Kutiman’s own label Siyal Music kicks off with ‘6AM’, following Kutiman's critically acclaimed funk and freeform jazz/afro beat EP ‘Space Cassava’ and his 2007 debut album ‘Kutiman’ released on Melting Pot.
The new album really does prove Kutiman has no musical boundaries; it is an album filled with psychedelic Rock n’ Roll roots, which dips into deep funk/soul grooves and even adds underlying influences from Africa and the Middle East.
‘6AM’ stands as Kutiman’s most song oriented outing to date, with strong melodies and unforgettable hooks accompanied by lush and rich orchestral sounds. One thing that unites all of Kutiman’s projects is that uncommon, low-key inventiveness that is responsible for making him a significant name on the world stage. Kutiman is involved with every step of the creative process, from playing and recording multiple instruments, designing original cover art, to last legs of production.
Pitchfork describes Kutiman’s sound as “a psyched-up groove monster that can't decide between vintage and modern and instead just has it both ways”, a quote which undeniably fits his sound.”