Daily Download: "Be With," Koushik

Swirling psychedelic trip-hop shoegaze from Koushik.

By Salon Staff
August 17, 2005 11:01AM (UTC)
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Koushik is hard to place. The label (Stones Throw) suggests hip-hop, the swirling, glittery sounds and chimes suggest an heir to Shuggie Otis' psychedelic R&B, the singing suggests shoegaze, and somehow the whole package suggests an exclusive, dimly lit club that serves overpriced drinks and chilled-out music in industrial yet cozy surroundings.Whatever it is, it's a marvelously fluid sound. The harp and drum outro is particularly brilliant.


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