Kelly Lee Owens – “CBM”

London producer Kelly Lee Owens turned heads last year with her rework of Jenny Hval’s “Kingsize,” and she’s back this fall with an EP of her own called Oleic. Lead single and opening track “CBM” is a dark, frenetic slow-build that reminds me of Factory Floor, Maya Jane Coles, and LCD Soundsystem — or more likely some cool techno records that inspired LCD Soundsystem. The contagious thump mostly remains in the shadows before giving way to eerie synthesizer patterns and disappearing into the night. Check it out.


01 “CBM”
02 “Oleic”
03 “Kingsize (KLO Rework)”
04 “Elliptic”

Oleic is out 10/21 on Smalltown Supersound. Pre-order it from the label or Bandcamp.