The Official Japanese Edition Release date: 9th October, 2020 Replica Mini LP-Style Sleeve CD with Obi strip Liner notes by Masaaki Hara
A soundtrack to an imagined film...
Bastien Keb presents his third album, 'The Killing of Eugene Peeps', an ode to Giallo, 70s crime flicks, and French new wave cinema. Befit with downbeat anti-ballads, psychedelic folk, and warped soliloquies, the music is an imagined score to a film that exists only in the mind. Sequenced like a film narrative, songs like 'Lucky (The Oldest Grave)', 'Rabbit Hole', 'Alligator' and mid-album rap tangent 'Paprika' call to mind key, set-piece moments. Evocative instrumental passages shift and link moods and themes between them; from brief minimal-jazz meanders ('Murmurs'), psychedelic funk ('Street Clams') to ethereal romanticism ('All That Love In Your Heart').
A guitarist first and foremost; Keb also plays trumpet, bass, drums, piano, flute and more - many borrowed, donated or found instruments. All the music you hear on 'The Killing of Eugene Peeps' is played live, recorded, engineered, produced and mixed by Keb. Layering his voice to imaginative effect, you may hear influences of Bon Iver or Jai Paul but in truth it’s more indebted to the widescreen soul of The Impressions or The Delfonics. Kenneth Viota, Claudia Kane, Cappo and Camille Limoges contribute a supporting cast of voices across the album.
What people say about Bastien Keb
"A new kind of spaced out jazz music" - Gilles Peterson
“One of the most exciting musicians emanating out of London at present.” - Dummy Mag
“Plenty of aural goodness” - The Ransom Note
“There’s a gluey analogue warmth to his productions which flow into each other with effortless charm.” - The Vinyl Factory
1 Main Title 2 Lucky (Oldest Grave) 3 Rabbit Hole 4 God Bless Your Gutters 5 Theme For An Old Man 6 Can't Sleep 7 All That Love In Your Heart 8 Young Ponies 9 Street Clams 10 Paprika (Featuring Cappo) 11 Israel Ate His Own Mind 12 Bookie 13 The Clerk 14 Murmurs 15 The Trains Don't Keep Me Up Now 16 Lucky (Reprise) 17 Alligator 18 The World Creaks
Story by S. Jones Narration Kenneth Viota Produced by S. Jones Mixed by Goetz Botzenhardt / S. Jones Mastered by Caspar Sutton-Jones / Darrel Sheinman
All songs written/arranged/performed/recorded by S. Jones All instruments played by S. Jones Except: 2. Lyrics written by Will Morrison 7. Vocals written and performed by Claudia Kane 8. Additional vocals performed by Natalia Rowley 10. Vocals written and performed by Paul Adey 16. Vocals performed by Camille Limoges, lyrics by Will Morrison 18. Violins performed by Alex Judd
Front cover art by Will Morrison Back cover photo by Natalia Rowley