Boomkat Product Review:
Man of the moment The Gaslamp Killer is given the envious task of sifting through the first 20 releases in the Finders Keepers catalogue to concoct a heady brew of polyphonic bombs in his inimitable style. Each release in the series has been enough to give the collecting cognoscenti mild palpitations so we're expecting a few casualties after ingesting this stunning set. The breadth and scope of the label is almost unrivalled, so in the hands of a less knowledgable player the records could be easily fumbled, but fear not, The Killer certainly knows how to put together a good juxtaposition. The set's split into 12 tracks, each containing collages of between 3-5 tracks, coaxing Amral's Trinidad Cavaliers Steel Drum Orchestra into Jean Claude Vannier's lush film scores, or steering Stanley Myers into dreamy Turkish psyche courtesy of Omega. He's obviously relished this golden opportunity and turned in a masterclass of widescreen selection skills that unravels and weaves with a joyful unpredictability. There's a very simple reason why these records have been lauded by everyone from Jarvis Cocker to Madlib; they're amazing, and this mix should reveal them in a whole new context to those unable to pick them all up. It's also great for a session of spot that sample! Massively recommended.