By Alex HudsonWhether it means graphic novels or headphone shows, you can always count of turntable master Kid Koala to take an against-the-grain approach to music making. His latest album is no exception. Entitled 12 Bit Blues, it arrives on September 18 via Ninja Tune, and you can listen to the whole thing now on Exclaim.ca.
In interviews, Kid Koala mastermind Eric San has explained that this is his own take on a blues record. Don't expect it be be filed under roots music in your local record shop, however; San's unique approach to the blues was of course created via his unique turntable approach.
San has noted that many of today's popular music traditions trace back to blues. With this modern approach to an old form, he has made the connection between old and new genres all the more apparent.
Limited early edition copies of 12 Bit Blues come with a cardboard, hand-powered turntable and a flexi disc. Watch a video of how that works right here, and order a copy right here. Like we said -- no one does it quite like Kid Koala.