...Until We Felt Red
by Kaki King
Released: Aug 2006
Label: Velour Recordings - Frontline
Kaki King's delicate acoustic arpeggios exude as much rhythm as they do melody, and you can thank Tortoise's John McEntire for that this time around. He produced King's third outing to give it an organic/kinetic motion. Her wispy voice still carries strong words and memorable melodies, but the attention to the details of texture is what is really key here. "Gay Sons of Lesbian Mothers" injects the most Tortoise-esque influences, flirting with jazzy structures and subtle hits of technology.