Following the release of last year's Key Change album, veteran Canadian lo-fi artist Mocky now returns with the third instalment of his celebrated 'Moxtapes', the first of which arrived in 2013. There are seven short and sharp cuts on here and a remix too. Highlights include the Al Green-goes-neo-soul vibes of "Keep Feelin' This" (which features the additional talents of Jamie Lindell), the swoonsome piano lament "Surprise You With A Smile" and the completely warped funk of "Put It Away". Also worth mentioning is Mr Oizo's fantastically nasty slow electro rework of "Soulful Beat".
Debutant Mocky comes through on the young and energetic Heavy Sheet label with a blistering LP of no nonsense downtempo and sultry balearica, all rounded off with a charming jazzy edge. Tunes like "Soulful Beat" flutter between shades of ambience and beat-driven soul. "Whistlin" is another gorgeous piece, its beats and basslines verging on 70's style fusion of the highest calibre, while other tunes like "Tomorrow Maker" contain an r&b edge tightly wound in the electronics. It's an album of many shades and layers but also one which flows with total grace from start to finish. Beach gear.