Formed by Kai Compos and Dominic Maker in 2008, there are few that have defined the sonic landscape of the past four years as much as Mount Kimbie. Often credited with creating ‘post-dubstep’ with early demos, EPs and their debut album Crooks & Lovers, the truth is that they’ve always had too much depth and intelligence to be bound by such tight pigeonholing. Vice awarded that LP a perfect score, saying it “stands out as something genuinely special’, a sentiment backed up by places on the album of the years lists of esteemed publications such as Dummy (1st place), Drowned in Sound (17th) and NME (56th), as well as acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork (8/10), iDJ (10/10), Mixmag (4/5) and Loud & Quiet (9/10).
Signing to Warp Records last year, the band refused to be fazed by their early success, instead creating an even greater triumph with Cold Spring Fault Less Youth. Variously called “Bigger and bolder than their 2010 debut Crooks & Lovers” (Guardian, 4/5), “Ruthless in their pursuit of greatness” (NME, 8/10) and “[Seeping] with a distant brilliance” (Clash, 9/10), the record features two tracks alongside wunderkind King Krule and acts as a snapshot of a band far above the level of the various imitators that sprung up in their absence.
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