Exclusive Premiere: Koett – Golden Peak LP
Right of the back of their last release, Olaf Stuut’s 12-inch, “The Siren” – their first foray into the heady world of wax – Atomnation proudly present a dusty, sample orientated, instrumental hip hop and organic house debut long player from talented Eastern Europe based producer Koett; with the expansive and emotive “Golden Peak”.
Utilising all manners of sound sources, from crusty, dug funk samples and breaks through to stirring strings and organic and synthetic bass tones and lead lines, Koett manages to create a capacious world of sound bursting with nostalgic energy and emotion. Sitting in the hinterland between upbeat, biological hip hop and downbeat evocative house music, “Golden Peak” contains everything that defines the distinct Atomnation sound.
Having released under a number of names between 2005 and 2012 and following strong house and techno releases on FUSELab and Dabit Records, Koett has consolidated and pinned down his sound for the Atomnation label, creating a cogent album that although explores several distinct strands of electronic music that never sounds forced or out of place.
“Golden Peak” once more serves as reminder that the Russian music scene is alive and kicking and with fellow countrymen Pixelord and DZA already flying the flag for a music scene, that until recently was brutally repressed by the Russian state, it is not a stretch of the imagination to believe we will be hearing a lot more emerge from the shadowy mega state in the coming years. Until then enjoy the dreamy sounds of Koett which is the nearest thing you feel to falling through a corpulent cloud this side of sky diving off of Mount Fuji!