The Real Tuesday Weld: ‘At the House of Clerkenwell Kid’


Because of his heavy emphasis on sampling and tape loops, there will be those who try to compare Coates to artists like Beck or Cornelius. This would be inaccurate and misleading. The loops on “Clerkenwell Kid” are drawn almost exclusively from early bossa nova and scratchy big band, circa World War II.

While Cornelius and Beck sample across genres of music to create new sounds, Coates’ music is more reverent. Instead of transforming his scratchy records, he tries to retain the mood and passion of the bygone eras he pulls from.

Read the full review at The Japan Times Online.

The Real Tuesday Weld: 'At the House of Clerkenwell Kid'

About Jason Andrew Jenkins

In 1997, Jason left his home near Atlanta for a year abroad. He liked it so much that he never went back. After three years in Taiwan and 13 years in Japan, he and his wife quit their desk jobs in Tokyo, pulled their kids out of local schools and traveled as a family for six years, living in Malaysia, Spain, and Mexico along the way. They returned to Japan — Osaka this time — in the summer of 2019. Jason loves Google Maps, carry-on luggage, and most dishes registering on the Scoville scale.
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