Mount Kimbie - Live at Deaf Institute Manchester 29.1.2010 [download]
Mount Kimbie is among my top three favorite new artists of 2011. Their sound is so unique and clean, and the British electronic duo have been making waves in the world of electronica. They were hands down my favorite act at Coachella, and this speaks volumes as I saw a myriad of amazing artists.
This live set at the Deaf Institute of Manchester (it isn’t really a institute for the deaf/hard of hearing I found out, its the name of a Cafe and Music Hall…) is for those who have listened to Mount Kimbie before. It is very experimental, super heady, and a very cool and thoughtful set. If you haven’t heard of Mount Kimbie before, I would recommend listening to something like “Before I Move Off” or “50 Mile View” first so you get a better picture of what these dudes are all about.
Mount Kimbie is makes tremendous use of space; their sound is very atmospheric and they create soundscapes that can take you to a different dimension.
I’ve talked a lot about them, so go listen to this set now (and only if you’re into more alternative electronic. This is not for the trance/house/mainstream dubstep lovers. Takes a different type of appreciation to enjoy it)