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Out My Window

Koushik

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Album Review

Koushik's first album was a collection of EPs, and while it worked well as an introduction, it fell short as an album. Not so with the follow-up: 2008's Out My Window is an enveloping hug of blissed-out melodies, gentle beats, hushed vocals, and carefully constructed musical backdrops that casts a spell of peaceful harmony that is difficult to shake. Not that you'd want to. Koushik weaves together a wide range of influences (hip-hop, '60s psychedelia and sunshine pop, early-'70s singer/songwriters, the tripped-out jazz of the late '60s, shoegaze, and trip-hop, to name the main sources) over the course of the album, and often within individual songs, to come up with his sound. It never lapses into simple mimicry or pastiche, though; Koushik is a master at making something new out of all the parts he liberates from the past. He deftly chops, mixes, and blends great clouds of reverbed sound — the chiming guitars, the lightly skittering drums, the warbling flutes and subtle horns — but also doesn't forget to write songs with some hazy, lazy soul at their center. A song like "In a Green Space" is a fine achievement based on sound alone, coming off like a David Axelrod-produced session for the Millennium, but Koushik's quietly insistent vocals give it some emotional punch. There are more examples of well-crafted songs (the insanely joyful "Lying in the Sun" for one) that capture real feelings, but the most impressive aspect of Out My Window is the dreamy, sun-kissed mood the album conjures up from the first note to the final fade. Koushik has a few contemporaries doing something similar (Nobody, Four Tet, Caribou), but apart from Caribou's Andorra, none of them has come up with an album as good overall as Out My Window.

Customer Reviews

finally

After hearing the Be With album, I have been impatiently waiting for more Koushik. Here it is. Still great.

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f*** these other artist im lookin for different vibes i found this and fell in love! shalam

like sunshine through the haze.......

After hearing 2005's "Be With" I have been anxiously engaged in waiting for a full length release form Koushik. The Canada native whose music sounds like a cross between label mate Mablid (Yesterdays New Quintet, Madvillian, Quasimoto) who admittedly inspires Koushik, The Beach Boys, and My Bloody Valentine, proves with 'Out My Window" that patience truly will achieve more than force. All warped and wrapped into one dusty package, the end result is a digital form of sunshine; the music radiating a joy and sentiment of a child-like innocence. Armed with dusty break-beats and folk guitars (as well as tons of other instrument samples, including horns and rhodes) Koushik creates an ambient funky-jazzy-pop-ish world, inhabited only by a few, if any. Where Koushik's vocal capabilities may fall short a times, the musical arrangements are more than sufficient for one's full listening attention. Hazy and alluring, "Out My Window" is one grand listening experience.

Biography

Born: Dundas, Ontario, Canada

Genre: Electronic

Years Active: '00s

Koushik Ghosh, a first-generation Canadian born to two genetic engineers and brother of Himadri Ghosh from the techno group Teste, goes by just his first name as a producer and singer on Peanut Butter Wolf's Stones Throw label. DJing since 14, Koushik grew up outside of Hamilton, Ontario, going to Indian classical singing lessons with his mother and listening to bands like My Bloody Valentine and Funkadelic, and later on, Madlib and Jay Dee. After completing his masters degrees in biostatistics and...
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