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Cinematic, dramatic, familiar and ethereal releases from this week

serpentwithfeet: Fellowship The wildly talented serpentwithfeet (aka Josiah Wise) returns with “Fellowship,” a touching song about friendship written and produced by the LA-based artist, along with Sampha and Lil Silva. Layered and textured, the song (from the upcoming album DEACON, out 26 March) is rich with off-kilter percussion and serpentwithfeet’s immediately familiar ethereal vocals. The lyrics are more literal and straightforward than many of his …

Khruangbin: Dearest Alfred (Knxwledge Remix)

“Dearest Alfred,” which appears on Khruangbin’s brilliant 2020 album, Mordechai, has been given a lush remix by Knxwledge (aka Glen Earl Boothe). The trio (Laura Lee, Mark Speer and Donald Ray “DJ” Johnson Jr) is never overwhelmed by the extravagant effects, ensuring their mellow, psych-influenced appeal remains. The video, made at The Kennedys (an internship-style incubator helmed by Preety Mudhar at Wieden+Kennedy London), provides an eclectic …

Knwledge: KOKO EP

One of four tapes dropped in the last week by prolific producer Knxwledge (aka Glen Boothe), KOKO EP proves to be the most straightforward, but that doesn’t make it any less exceptional. Technically, it’s a follow-up to Boothe’s 1988 album (released in March), yet KOKO also creates space for tracks that might not have fit on that record. Hard-hitting and tight, as if it was …