Photek – “Ku:Palm” – [Photek Productions]
aka Rupert Parkes, LA bssed/ British born Jungle guru and known for a major role e in the creation of the “Intelligent” drum & bass genre. In addition to being pretty much a genius with the beats, Parkes has been doing film scoring (The Italian Job and Animatrix). Be still my heart. This is truly addictive, a great mix of beats and melodies. A touch of a retro flair at times, jazzy elements, triply ambience, some soundscape lushness, swiveling and swerving moodiness and an air of mystery. He’s known for his drum programming which is pretty apparent. This is so great. I was in a crappy mood and put this on and instantly felt better. Apparently critics disapprove of the diversity on this release but that makes it so much better for us.