Aardvarck – Monkey Formula
A dream of a compilation from Dutch producer Aardvarck, aka Mike Kivitz, whose bounteous productions have ricocheted through vast tracts of electronic music. Monkey Formula is made up of mostly unreleased material from the ambient corners of his output, put together by his friend Minnée for purpose built label CROWD.
Sweet tempered, melodically seraphic loop-based productions occasionally laced with lackadaisical broken beats reveal the private workings of an artist who developed his idiosyncratic, intuitive formula through playful experimentation and sheer love of music. This is a highly intentional offering with a secret message written into the track sequence, and design concept by Gilles De Brock, who renders each jacket unique.