Tuesday, August 28, 2007

(Mini) Album Review: Commander Keen

Commander Keen: My Tascam Dreams (Hackpen Records)

This five track mini-album is, without a doubt, one of the finest things I have heard all year. Imagine Sigur Ros, John Martyn and Squarepusher recording an album together. Imagine that the result was as beautiful as Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space. These five tracks are nothing less than an utterly bewitching mixture of folk and electronica (folk-tronica? Oh, whatever) that deserved to be heard by everyone. To listen to this is to be reminded why Durutti Column and Boards Of Canada deserve to be more popular., and to know that this is something that is special and deserved to be treasured. Including recent download only single ‘Panic Attack’ Commander Keen will hopefully be massive.


My Tascam Dreams will be released by Hackpen on September 24.

To hear tracks go to Commander Keen's myspace page and their website is here

1 comment:

Ed said...

And this appeared on my MySpace...

hi ed,

that reviews great, i'm really chuffed you like the record, having had it for so long (you know how the music industry works, things take a few months at least) it all seems so...um.. old to me, so when other people like it it really means a lot.