In K15’s social banner there’s a quote from legendary jazz pianist Thelonious Monk: ‘I say, play your own way. Don’t play what the public want – you play what you want and let the public pick up on what you doing – even if it does take them fifteen, twenty years.’ This is the kind of attitude we want to hear, and so it’s a beautiful thing that K15’s new EP, Be Glad You Create Anything, is the sort of trailblazing expedition into the crossroads between jazz and house that helps forge new pathways and set new precedents for artists to explore in moments to come.
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‘Be Glad You Create Anything’ is the obvious highlight, a piano-led tapestry that morphs and merges before your ears, casting fuzzy shapes from keys-driven progressions that celebrate the moment of genesis. Second track ’Communion’ rolls on with buzzy, playful jazz-inflected textures, dropping chip-cut house beats over a grateful piano chord motif, and ‘You’re Alive (There’s Still Time)’ is a more galactic hip-hop affair, sounding like launching into the stratosphere at a cruising speed of 30km/h.
Nostalgic, blue, fuzzy, warm and hopeful meanings lurk in the layers of this EP – find out for yourself on Bandcamp, where you can get the 12” vinyl with full colour sleeve, as well as a digital download.