Stream Matt Karmil’s album + + + + of grainy, elemental house for Cologne’s PNN
After many years quietly honing his craft in the studio, in the past two years Matt Karmil has come out of the shadows to release a deluge of diverse dance 12″s, including records for NYC’s Beats in Space, London’s Yumé, Bristol’s Idle Hands and Tokyo’s Endless Flight, plus a natty remix of Talaboman’s ‘Sideral’ that you may have heard.
Currently based in Cologne, the UK producer this week returns to local label PNN to follow up his debut album of grungy, stripped-back house. That one was called – – – –, and his new effort goes by the complementary title + + +.
Like its predecessor, + + + is a more elemental and roughshod affair than his more club-focused 12″s, veering from Smallville-esque romance (‘If I’m Honest I Miss You A Little Bit’) to trance-inducing drum workouts (‘AF’) and weatherbeaten house in the vein of Andy Stott (‘Crush’). This is music for close listening, studded with small details that open up with repeat spins.
We’ve got a full stream of the album for you ahead of its release on PNN on April 15 on LP and digital formats.
BY CHAL RAVENS, APR 11 2016