So, there’s been lots about on the internets about the new album from London-based producer Kel McKeown aka Kelpe, and if you’re a fan of his music you’ll no doubt have already come across ‘The Curved Line’. As with its acclaimed predecessor ‘Fourth The Golden Eagle’, which took in a much more organic approach and embraced McKeown’s then newly-found appreciation of analogue equipment, his fifth album to date has been released thorough his own DRUT label. For the uninitiated, this new release mixes both the earthy and the electronic, combining elements from McKeown’s decade long beat-centric release history on label’s such as DC Recordings and Black Acre, while also pushing that sound into new directions. More urgent and upfront than the sometimes sprawling analogue explorations of its predecessor, the ten tracks are intended to be listened to as a whole, rather than as a collection. The digital release will be followed by a double vinyl edition on September 7th, and a some new Sagberg created visuals for the track ‘Valerian’ have recently emerged.