Don't Hold Onto The Clouds: The Khaliphonic Versions

Kutiman

Record label
Khaliphonic
Catalog Number
KHALIPHONIC12
Release Date
July 12th 2019

Tracks

playpostitleartistsduration
A1UnknownKutiman remix Alter Echo & E3
A2Behind The NoiseKutiman remix J:Kenzo
B1MineralKutiman remix Gulls
B2Lucid Dream Kutiman remix Headland

Ophir Kutiel AKA Kutiman is a multi-instrumentalist from Tel Aviv, a psychedelic space funk architect to quote Straight No Chaser. When we were approached by his label Siyal about recruiting ZamZam/Khaliphonic artists for a remix project, we loved the idea right away - dub without borders or boundaries is our passion, and getting our hands on Kutiman s freeform analog explorations felt like an amazing opportunity to push that passion further. All four remixes revel in the freedom of the original tunes, and each, while anchored in dubwise techniques, are totally unhindered by tempo or other genre constraints. Alter Echo & E3 open with a remix of Unknown, the set s only 140 tune, full up with a bubbling cauldron of bassline and flutes, esoteric vinyl archaeology, spring reverb shocks, and swung percussion. J:Kenzo, known for 140 and 160 bpm sound system bangers, here takes the chance to stay deep - but in a chill mode - unfurling a beautiful journey of syncopated drum work and slapping percussion framing the lush, meandering melodies of the original Behind The Noise." Gulls rework of Mineral rocks with an offbeat feel, technically in four, but swaying like it s in three. Plucked guitar figures recall the African roots of contemporary bass music, and tape hiss buffets the listener back and forth through a sonic hall of portals and passages. Perhaps the most surprising of all four four versions is Headland s closing Lucid Dream remix, which sets course for dub techno country and never looks back. Combining the best of the producer s masterful sound design and sense of build-and-drop dynamics with the idiom s 4/4 pulse and focus on immersive space, Headland closes a set as inspired as the album it was based on.