Boomkat Product Review:
Kelman Duran gives up the sixth volume in our Documenting Sound series with half an hour of spectral, humid and downbeat dembow, recorded in Peckham last month and hugely recommended if yr into DJ Python’s epic Mas Amable album, Florentino, Burial.
Infused with the same enigmatic elements that have permeated even the most uptempo cuts on his two excellent albums 1804 KIDS and 13th Month, the 9 tracks here flow from his by-now trademarked style of bumping and morose world-building; danceable cuts lost in contemplation, high on atmospherics but still swinging.
The fast production style suits him; these tracks are shorter and less wrought then pretty much anything you’ll find on his last album; where edits so often function as optimisations for the dance, here - for obvious reasons - they take on a more ghostly and solitary quality.
It all comes to a head on the closing edit of ‘die here’ - surely the most doe-eyed, sticky and beautiful thing in all his catalogue.