Koushik : Out My Window

Stones Throw seem to have a knack of picking up odd artists and ingratiating them into their family. Koushik melds sample based hip hop, 60s LA hippy folk, shoegaze and enough resident oddness which, when combined with his hushed vocals drenched in reverb, creates quite a unique sound. Opener 'Morning Comes' actually sounds like it could have originated from the early 90s Thames Valley had the sun shone a little more often. The fact that the lead track from his 2005 EP 'Be With' (still sounding brilliant) pops up hints that his output isn't quite as prolific as label mate Madlib, however you can't keep a good thing down and the album provides more than enough joy for it to have been worth the wait.

Lying In the Sun @ iTunes : free download
Buy @ Amazon