Saturday, 12 November 2011

We need to talk about Kev.

My good friend Strictly Kev, otherwise known as DJ Food has prepared something rather awesome for your delectation. Coming your way in January 2012 is The Search Engine. Described thus;

Eleven years after the last DJ Food album release Kaleidoscope, Strictly Kev and various friends, associates and like-minded collaborators return with a new full-length, continuous 56 minute album of unbridled creativity and laser-sharp focus. While there isn’t a single concept behind the record, certain themes twine their way through the music. In particular, the twin retro-future icons, astronauts and robots, float and bleep their way across the surface of the album, from the Henry Flint cover art onwards. Perhaps best known for his groundbreaking work on 2000 AD, Flint gave Kev access to a caché of his personal drawings to colour, as well as creating new work specifically for the project.

Kaleidoscope is one of my Desert Island discs and from what I've heard so far, this album will soon join it. The thing that lured me into buying Ninja Tune records in the first place was the shear brilliance of their graphic design and packaging and then I discovered that their Art director and Designer Openmind, was yet another pseudonym for Kev! Go check his DJ Food site and you'll see exactly what I mean. 

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