Taking pleasure in the observations of daily life, ‘ilp’ comes bathed in highly saturated colours and rich textures, with found sound recordings of conversations on the DLR, swans fighting and a mug being smacked onto its coaster.
The Lewisham-born producer offers up the record as a dedication to his grandparents - “I love you both,” he croons on ‘36’, and the LP deals with matters close to the heart - love lost, at a tender young age (‘rollerblades’).
For someone so ‘Bashful’, his record is mightily self-assured.
Words: Felicity Martin
Check out Clash Magazine's interview with Kwes HERE.
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Kwes talks about his musical craft...
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