Huff Post Entertainment Names Kneedelus as Part of 15 for '15: Favorite Music of the Year

“This Brainfeeder release flew pretty far under the radar thanks in large part to The Epic, Kamasi Washington’s sprawling jazz opus, but Flying Lotus’s label kept pushing even after all the accolades. Kneebody and Daedalus are so well integrated that it’s hard to hear where one stops and the other begins, but I guess that’s the point. Some pieces sound like continuations of 2013’s The Line, but that will never be a bad thing for one of the most creative quintets on the planet. Nate Wood and Shane Endsley are in particularly good form here, and the project’s synergy ends up sounding eerily like In A Silent Way on Ray Kurzweil’s home stereo.”

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"Thanks to Brainfeeder, West Coast Jazz is Cool Again"

“After a half-century of false obituaries, the genre re-emerged with greater vitality than anyone could have predicted. Fueled by the artists on the Brainfeeder label, the creative balance swung back to the West Coast, where it’s reversed decades of aging demographics and general decline.

What seems like a sudden renaissance is actually slow gestation. Jazz is its own language, one that usually requires a lifetime to master. The locals responsible for this rebirth are in their 30s, well-steeped in tradition and deep familial lineage: Thundercat, Kamasi Washington, Flying Lotus, Terrace Martin.”

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Liberation (FR) Features Kneedelus

“Le thème d’ouverture, l’explicite Loops, pourrait bien être l’ultimate remix d’une jungle jazz sortie tout droit des années 90, quand Londres tressautait à coups de drums et d’infrabasses. Sauf qu’un siècle plus tard, ce type d’objet hybride apparaît dans un premier temps sur le Net avant d’atterrir dans les bons vieux bacs à disques. Quand ? Nul ne le sait tout à fait, mais une chose se dessine : tout concourt à faire de Kneedelus le buzz du moment, au rayon jazz tendance oreilles pointues.”

“The opening theme, explicit Loops, may well be the ultimate remix of a jungle jazz straight out of the 90s, when London jolted to death with drums and infrabass. Unless a century later, this type of hybrid object appears at first on the net before landing in the good old disk trays. When ? No one knows exactly, but one thing emerges: all combine to make Kneedelus the buzz, jazz radius trend pointed ears.”

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Kneedelus added to The Playlist Radio Campus Paris

“Chaque mois, les programmateurs de Radio Campus Paris choisissent 40 albums parmi les dernières sorties du moment. A l’affût des tendances musicales innovantes, la radio sélectionne ces morceaux avec minutie et expertise pour vous proposer les musiques de demain.”

“Each month, programmers Radio Campus Paris 40 albums choose among the latest releases of the moment. On the lookout for innovative musical trends, radio selects the pieces carefully and expertise to offer the music of tomorrow.”

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