PRE-ORDER: Kenny Larkin – Metaphor (Expanded Edition)


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From 1995 comes Kenny Larkin’s staggering long player ‘Metaphor’. Larkin’s 2nd full length under his own name sees the Detroit firebrand continuing his singular approach to techno and electronic music with this set of futurist leaning jams that still stands head and shoulders above today in 2021. Packed to the brim with soul, emotion and depth ‘Metaphor’ is the natural successor to ‘Azimuth’ released only the year before, it’s the manifestation of Larkins ‘techno soul’ agenda laid bare through the fusing motor-city minimalism, driving techno-funk and deep as the ocean ambience and melody to deliver a truly original and awakened collection of timeless tracks. As with his other LPs and projects, this record is a remarkable document and testament to how ahead of the curve Kenny Larkin was / is as a producer and creator. It’s quite hard to believe these signals were beamed down to us in the midst of the 1990’s. The quality and breadth on display across these discs deftly explains why these records are so coveted and cherished today and why this expanded reissue is such an exciting proposition. File under ‘essential Detroit’.

‘Metaphor’ has been legitimately reissued for 2021 on Kenny‚Äôs own Art Of Dance imprint. Remastered from DAT tapes (with the exception of 2 tracks) and original sources by Curve Pusher. Designed by Atelier Superplus.

A1 Intro
A2 Metaphor

B1 Nocturnal
B2 Loop 1
B3 Java

C1 Groove
C2 Loop 1.5

D1 Catatonic (Part 2)

C3 Catatonic (First State)

D2 Loop 2
D3 Soul Man

E1 Sympathy
E2 Butterflies

F1 Amethyst
F2 Life Goes On


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