NEO017 // POP 3 AKA. TK.KIM
CHICKS AND CUTS EP
After several months of hard video- and filmwork, and several awards, french-vietnamese cutie TK.KIM aka. pop-3 will finally release some new tracks, on vinyl and online, and by the way, she promised to release more stuff in 2009!
So, the new release, “chicks and cuts”, with 8 tracks online and a 4-track vinyl 12″, is definitely dancy, clubby and loud. Definitely in the tradition of pop-3’s former releases, that never perfectly fitted a precise music category and prove that TK.KIM still refuses to be house, tec or minimal. She’s all of them or none of them. And what does “chicks and cuts” sound like, then? Boomy squeaking analog sequences combined with delicious samples of her sweet voice will delight the dancefloor, lo-fi audio splinters coming out of old analog drummachines play something like very reduced melodies, and well shaped bassdrums and deep synths will delight your tummies. The very minimal lyrics are in French, as usual.
And, goodie: Sonja Moonear and Akiko Kiyama contribute with amazing remixes to this fine girls-only oeuvre, rhythmical and minimal but still very harmonious the one by Akiko, deep and mysterious the one by Sonja. And by the way, the cover is really sweet, people say.