Bastien Keb’s Album Out Now

by Alex Chase

Bastien Keb is a supremely gifted artist and we are proud to release his debut album, Dinking in the Shadows of Zizou. There is more information about this multi-instrumentalist and his charming, odd, and very addictive album below. But you can make up your own mind. It’s a free download, so what have you got to lose?

Bastien Keb is a prodigiously talented multi-instrumentalist, who makes a living writing music for TV and film. A guitarist first and foremost, you’ll hear him play trumpet, bass, drums, flute and more on this debut record, as well as layering his voice to strangely moving effect. His music belies a love for Curtis Mayfield and Sun Ra, though his voice might suggest Bon Iver – a world away, but here it makes perfect sense. He channels 80s soul with his bass, the New Orleans of The Meters with his drums. He looks to Broadcast and Flying Lotus for direction: how do you assimilate such diverse influences, and come up with something wholly modern, and wholly your own?

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