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To coincide with the interview with Lo-Kiwi, I’m reviewing one of their releases, “Adrift” by Finnish duo Moosefrog. Adrift is a follow-up to the “Come” EP, which was the first release of the Lo-Kiwi label.

After an initial listen, ‘Adrift’ sounds unmistakeably like a throwback to the trip-hop era of the mid to late 90s, although its clear that Moosefrog have updated the template and the sound for the 21st century! If you liked Morcheeba, Thievery Corporation or other acts in that oeuvre, you’d definitely enjoy this album!

This stylish album has a alluring, sensual, yet dark and brooding quality to it. Maybe not as dark as Portishead but not as cheery as Hooverphonic were in their later days. The highlights include Anji Bee’s vocals on two of the tracks on this release. Anji (from the band Love Spirals Downwards) reminds me of Sade’s sultry voice. In fact ex-MTV VJ and well known podcasting personality Adam Curry calls it “the sexiest voice in podcasting”. Yes thats right, Anji does podcasts as well!

Definitely a release for all those skeptics who still think that the netlabel scene isn’t producing quality.