Kicks & Tricks
PjRichardson is a Liverpool-based producer and songwriter who hails from the UK south west. His work has been variously described as 'a cross between Beefheart and Beck' and him a 'white-boy beatboxing conundrum'. His 2005 LP, 'Kicks+Tricks', is an intelligent collection of reasonings, rhymes, realities and dirty bigbeat rock 'n roll rants. 'From the trip-hop-esque bass-bin-heavy Poker Joker to the bottleneck simplicity of Lady, Kicks+Tricks is a diverse and very honest record. Interweaved with monosynth melodies and valve-processed loops, there is an awkward intensity behind the music; it is a defined and intentional departure from PJ's earlier electro Bristol-tech outings'. [Review] A bonus Flash Movie is also to be found on the CD, with two extra mp3s, interactive slideshow and hidden links, which can be accessed by any PC with a CDROM drive. PJ is currently working on a new album, due for pensive release in late 2008. It will, of course, be as indie as it gets. No frills, no E additives, no marketing, no A+R quotas; just oak-fermented indie goodness. ===STOP PRESS..?=== ===START PRESS..?=== PJ's next record is very much ongoing and ephemeral, but if you need sonic sustenance in the meantime, check out his MySpace page for hidden goodies and rare mp3s. Kicks+Tricks is also now available for a shockingly low price of $9.99. Come play.