Boomkat Product Review:
Slow and mystically purposeful does it for D.K. on ‘Eighteen Movements’, now available on vinyl after some delays, and snugly primed to sit next to his bewts with 12th Isle and Good Morning Tapes.
One of the subtlest and most enigmatic in a vast field of 4th world-building producers right now, D.K. here casts his magic at its most sublime and beatdown across six tracks recorded during live performances between 2017-2019.
They’re perhaps the most attuned and instinctive examples of his work, adroitly using pre-prepared elements in a airy sashay between passages of sloshing tabla dub (‘Clarity’), rustling tombak-like tones (‘Echo Chamber’), and lathered chorales recalling the Ghost In The Shell soundtrack (‘Full Consciousness’), before circling in on itself with rhythms redolent of Muslimgauze gone Balearic (‘Mirror’), and O Yuki Conjugate’s dirty ambient (‘The Other Side’), with a spellbinding 11 minute closer that captures and frames his work at its most lysergic and widescreen hallucinatory.