Kid606

Resilience

[4/5] Kid606 spent his last few albums slumming with high-energy send-ups of/homages to gabber, dancehall, hardcore rave and mashups. His eighth album, Resilience, returns to the more cerebral, melodic electronica of 2000's P.S. I Love You. Resilience is 606 at his most chilled and tuneful. Unconcerned about pleasing his fanbase, Kid606 embraces styles previously untouched in his vast catalog: glittery reggae; relaxed, symphonic funk; Eno-esque ambience; and weird homages to Prince's "Erotic City" and Stevie Wonder's "Sir Duke," all of which make Resillence a great summer album and a refreshing change from a veteran producer. (TIGERBEAT6) Dave Segal