Wed. Oct 16th, 2019

IV: K-X-P

Finnish electro-rockers K-X-P offer up their fourth album of Arctic techno weirdness and, pleasingly, it is a far more consistent effort than 2016’s III-Pt 2.

Opening track Nimetön Tie is 22 minutes of pure hypnotic bliss; think of a more urgent, slightly more demanding Jean Michel Jarre dusted with a pinch of  Sigur Ros.

The theme continues through the two shorter tracks which round out the disc, Hex Bag is a harder sound more reminiscent of their earlier music, such as Freeway and Easy Infinity Waits, while closing number Night Eye-Smile Through Tears is a soaring dancefloor hymn with that four-AM, third dose of Ecstasy feel.

In all K-X-P have produced an excellent, accessible and thoughtful new record, a sure fan favourite and interesting new addition to their catalogue.

The Amazing Houlihan

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