Since releasing his debut album in 2013, King Krule has been dropping music under the alliances ‘Archy Marshall’, his full name, and ‘Edgar the Beatmaker’. However, now he is back with his second piece of work under the label that made him one of the independent music scene’s most treasured individuals.
I didn’t really know what to expect from Krule’s following LP; reaching the highs of ‘6 Feet Beneath the Moon’ was always going to be difficult, especially given his 4 year absence from the industry. I feel ‘The Ooz’ proposes a more sophisticated and instrumentally varied track list in comparison to his last album, the Peckham born artist has taken the experimental jazz we loved on ‘A Lizard State’ and combined it to the post punk of ‘Easy Easy’ to create an enjoyably gritty soundscape
Personally I prefer the scattiness on tracks like ‘Emergency Blimp’ to the smooth jazz on ‘Cadet Limbo’, but this shows the variation Marshall can bring to an LP. It seems effortless to him and, to be honest, there is no other artist I am more excited to hear from at the moment.
If you have been lucky enough to get King Krule tickets then I am very jealous of you, I lost my phone at Reading when they were released and of course they were all sold out when I got back. So fuck you but also have a good time, will probably be one of the best things you ever get to see, especially at the Koko, Christ almighty.