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UK Chillout band Kinobe is back with another full-length album, Over The Horizon, which was released on the 4th of August via the SGKL imprint. The band has received support from NPR, BBC Radio 6, and Cafe Del Mar, and with over 40 Million Spotify Streams and counting, the lead track ‘Lost in Time’ is set to release with a quiet kaleidoscopic bang.
Stream / Download: Kinobe – Over The Horizon
Mastered by Frank Arkwright (New Order, Joy Division, Coldplay) at the famous Abbey Road, ‘Lost in Time’ is a beautifully crafted track reminiscent of early Air with a dash of Moby. The introductory arpeggio holds the track down, consistently repeating throughout, while a relaxing brass melody hums over lush strings and distant bird songs. Kinobe elaborates: “This album is a sonic representation of driving down the highways of my mind at sunrise towards Shangri-la, which is always hiding just over the horizon.”
It’s melancholic but cheerful, yet always relaxing. The brass melody is hypnotic, juxtaposed by cascading piano scales that come and go at intervals. There’s also an impressive use of sustained, reverbed guitar. Something you might find on an old Fleetwood Mac record. It sounds like a quiet day at the beach, with no work on the horizon, and only an albatross to keep you company. Its textbook Kinobe, beautifully crafted, lush and meditative, perfect for any chillout session.