The UK-based netlabel Ambidextrous Records has begun to develop a reputation of releasing some of the finest underground electronic material the web has to offer, and Kingbastard's EP 'Little Red Book' is no exception. With material ranging from rambunctious IDM to tranquil melodic passages, the EP is a progression of Kingbastard's sound, building off of the artist's already well-established yet criminally under-exposed portfolio of releases.
[ L i t t l e R e d ] B o o k is a compact yet complex release that is quick to arrive and slow to depart. The opening track
FISHBOATNCO is an absolute monster, propelling a storm of technical beats and glitch-filled textures with razor sharp precision. The following track, ONCE A' is also quite something to behold with its captivating vocals and quirky rhythm, making it without a doubt the stand-out piece of this EP.
Little Red Book proves to be a highly enjoyable and stimulating experience in electronic composition; short, sweet and right to the point. The artist has successfully managed to deliver an EP that is both professional in quality and playfully open-minded in spirit.
Fans of the genre will have a hard time disagreeing that Kingbastard is hands-down one of the most underappreciated electronic artists of 2008.