Sunday, 23 November 2008

V/A - Broadcasting: Karen P (Sonar Kollektiv)



Web: http://www.karenp.co.uk
Considering the fact that Karen Pearson has broadcasted with the best of them, via the Red Bull Music Academy web radio station and through her work as Gilles Peterson’s producer, she was a logical choice to submit a tome for this series. Her collection features sweet folky and soulful cuts alongside dance floor bothering electronic fair with fat basslines. Some of the tracks are a little twee and lack charisma, but there are winners like Morning Voices’ bonkers Pikku Myyn laula (Lila Mys visa), the heartfelt folk hop of Woon’s Robots and the searing strength of Rene Costy’s Scrabble. I would have expected this collection to be a little more diverse, considering Karen P’s musical background, but Broadcasting is a nice relaxing listen.

JF

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