If you're the type who's not easily swept away by the magic of dust-caked vinyl pressings and the quirky, charmingly naive samples they often contain, there may not be too much for you in Montreal-based Eric San's (aka Kid Koala) third official release. Relying on the lackadaisical (sloppy?) DJ style that sets him apart, Koala clutters his very analog-sounding album with bygone blues, hissy percussion, tame funk breaks, crusty classic rock and ornamental scratches, dropping samples of innocent voices from less self-conscious times. It's just two long, improvised-sounding tracks, to signify a cassette-format homage - but there's no real linear flow, nor the opportunity for any song preferences. And for the record, my mom's favourite DJ is and always will be Premier.
Kid Koala loves up your mom at the Mod Club Friday (October 27).