The culmination of Christmas Release week is this truly fabulous 8 track ep by Kahvi's newest find - Xurba. The definition of the Kahvi sound indeed, heavily influenced by Boards of Canada, Xurba creates tracks with such detail and depth, commercial quality throughout, that you seriously can't get enough of them. So much so, Kahvi has already released a 16 track album from the man himself on Beatport with another album to shortly follow, from which ennui and in darker places are taster tracks. Listen, indulge and learn. Welcome Xurba, and Happy Christmas too all Kahvi fans, see you in 2008!
Very pleasing on the ear, the quality is a little uneven but the good tracks are very very good indeed. Well done.
Syex wrote on 20/04/08, 4:20 pm
What a great christmas present! Quality music, sounds like Boards of Canada in the future.
Abyssal Plains wrote on 20/04/08, 4:20 pm
What a debut! A magnificent release which excels musically and technically. Current favourite track is backouter, but they're all great. Top work Xurba!
Merry xmas & happy new year to all!
Rubicante wrote on 20/04/08, 4:20 pm
I have to agree with everyone. I first heard Xurba on beatport and was pleasantly surprised at how good the music is. Sometimes it can get a little dark and challenging but the result is something interesting that leaves you wanting more. Definitely check out the release on beatport though, its worth having in your music collection and one of the kahvi highlights of the year.
Cheers and Happy New Year!
Micksam7 wrote on 20/04/08, 4:20 pm
Boards of Canada influenced indeed. :P Several times when listening I've heard a lot of similarities in the styles.Excellent release.
Brioskj wrote on 20/04/08, 4:19 pm
This release presents stunning and unbelievable sounds: fluffy and dreamy pads, marvellous keybords, percussion and drums very particular.
My favourite track is XI-Angelica, while I'm listening to it I can close my eyes and relax on a bed made of fluffy clouds.
BIG thumbs up!