Rounds (deluxe edition)
10th anniversary reissue of keiran hebden's seminal album, a perfect & sublime mixture of folktronica, hip-hop & lo-fi experimentalism.
Hebden's gift for melody & emotional shading means this record offers something to nearly every audience that could approach it, with a bit of a groove for electronic fans, an obtuse sense of music-making for experimental heads & a dreamy melodicism sure to endear it to indie-pop fans. The opener, 'hands', is especially breathtaking, beginning with a few seconds of drum samples, surgically inserted & ill-timed, but opening into a warm, melodic production with a simple frame-kit beat outlining hebden's guitar-&-keyboard atmospherics. Both formats include a bonus disc with a live set recorded in copenhagen near the time of the original release.