Album Review: King Midas Sound - 'Without you'

A remixed version of his debut 'Waiting For You'

Album Review: King Midas Sound - 'Without you'

Album Info

  • Release Date: October 31, 2011
  • Producer: Kevin Martin
  • Label: Hyperdub
  • Fact: This is Kevin Martin's seventh musical project
6 / 10 From industrial grind pioneer to dread-dub preacherman, Kevin Martin has found many ways to express ‘heavy’ over the last 20-odd years. The softness that he ushered in with his King Midas Sound project, a collaboration with sugar-voiced street poet Roger Robinson, was something new, however. Here, Martin hands debut album ‘Waiting For You’ to a team of remixers. The result disturbs something of the original’s gauzy ambience, but there are some fine refigurings: Gang Gang Dance work ‘Earth A Kill You’ into sunny tropical wobble, while Scritti Politti’s Green Gartside makes a welcome vocal appearance on a bittersweet ‘Come & Behold’.

Louis Pattison

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