Kenny Larkin The Narcissist
- Words: Janet Tzou
- Label: Peacefrog
It's been six years since veteran techno producer Kenny Larkin released a full-length album (he's been busy pursuing a stand-up comedy career). While it's reassuring that Larkin's minimal, atmospheric take on moody Detroit melodies withstands the test of time, Narcissist can hardly be called some of his most innovative work (repeatedly intoning "merci beaucoup" feels more weary than funny). Still, nice jazz bits creep into "A Part of Me," comprising a lovely interlude, and some of Larkin's familiar rhythmic agility surfaces on "Breathe," a study in strings and beat. Here's hoping the next six years yield a more fully realized collection from this respected Detroit master.
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