Boomkat Product Review:
We greet the release of this fabulous record with a big sigh of relief here at CCO, having been in the making for a good two years and worked on with a ruthless attention to detail and insistance on perfection, it is quite easily the longest in-the making project we have crossed paths with since our inception, and the label’s most ambitious album release to date. Kamal Joory (aka Geiom) distracted himself momentarily from his work for Skam, Nature, Neo Ouija and friends way back in early 2000 and hooked up with multi-instrumentalist and all-round sound doctor Morgan Caney, an initial flurry of vision and catharsis giving birth to one of our most beloved 7” releases - ‘Blanket’. With its almost whispered blend of deep deep double basslines and twinkling high frequencies, we were hooked on first listen and the collaboration seemed destined to continue. And so, two years on and opening with the same effervescent track, ‘Magic Radios’ presents itself to the world as a shimmering, groundbreaking, life affirming, glowing, pulsating organism. Transporting us from one mood and tone to another, we flick through the airwaves and jump from the flutes, horns and microbeats of ‘3000 Miles’ to the vocal-fuelled campfire accoustic balladeering of ‘Take my Light’ and the sambafied electro/accoustic sizzle of ‘flyaway’ to the simply huge strings, guitars and waves following waves of melody and crunchy beats that is ‘Crispy Leaves Underfoot’ - a meeting point between Boards of Canada and Ennio Morricone, a track too big to contain within words. Dear to our hearts and improving with every single, multiple, involved listen, ‘Magic Radios’ is a deeply optimistic record, sunkissed and groomed in anticipation for its inevitable status – Classic. Essential Purchase.