Boomkat Product Review:
NYC’s Kiki Kudo inhabits breezy, simulated dancefloor/headspace in the ‘Splashing EP’ for Anthony Naples and Jenny Slattery’s Incienso label
Like Dj Python, Beta Librae and People Plus before her, newcomer Kiki Kudo’s expressively off-centre, uniquely piquant productions charmingly follow their own path thru parallel club dimensions.
Also echoing the flighty new age jazz sentiments of Hieroglyphic Being and Black Zone Myth Chant as much as her label mates, Kiki is in command of a seductively free style, first drawing us in with the playfully chaotic, melodic tumult of ‘The Secret Bedside Track’, then rolling off into unmetered electro-jazz with ‘U Are Awake’, and flying high with the colourful avian synth chatter of ‘Gadget & Go’.
But if you need a kick drum anchor to get your bearings, make sure to check off the fluid pulse of ‘Interactive Gee’ for something like Young Marco meets Patricia, and get a grip on the strobing, rolling ace ‘City Neo Neon’ to light up your ‘floor/bedroom/car.