As if putting on a Venetian mask and prancing around in long, wooly trenchcoats wasn't enough, Kyle Quentin & The Kyles also chose to have a weird band-like name, even though it's just one guy.

And to top it all off, the music just sounds as if someone took old jazz records, threw them in a blender and then told Madlib, MF DOOM and 9th Wonder to put together a beat out of the mess that emerges as a team-building exercise.

That about sums up what this musical project is about: an experiment in reduction and limitations. How far can you go with minimal input, the urge to disintegrate and rearrange samples at will, and layering weird sounds and trap-oriented drumkits on top of it to create something chill?

Well, I don't know. But Kyle Quentin & The Kyles seems to try very hard.

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