Live’r Than You’ll Ever Be

Live'r Than You'll Ever Be

Greetings and salutations! It’s been a while, but we trust you’ve had a rather splendid year – it’s been a crazy one for us, as per usual. All that continual re-pointing of the old headsphere in every which way direction has been quite overwhelming. Our Eric has been out and about DJing here, there and everywhere, and we spent the summer having lots of fun growing a munster of a live show, which we’ve been taking out and around when the opportunities arise.

So, by way of a thank you to all the people that came out and saw us over the past year and a bit, and as a dangly carrot affair to the rest of you, we’d like to offer you Live’r Than You’ll Ever Be, a recording of our favourite show this past year, at Bestival in the Isle Of Wight. A rather crazy affair, as those of you who attended will be very aware. Suffice to say, I think we acquitted ourselves admirably, so we’re proud to present the evidence. Not just the traditional “live album” audio (i.e. just like the studio albums with more reverb and cheering… okay, so there’s some new tracks in there too ;-), but also a rather zingy video slideyshow (thanks, YouTube), and a gallery of photos (thanks, Flickr), both assembled from our good friend Bob’s rather excellent video camera work. Just think of it as the online equivalent of a box set, or deluxe edition bonus dvd and booklet. Or not. It’s up to you. There’ll be more similar shenanigans soon, though, so keep watching the skies in ’08.

Yes, we have been rather quiet this year, we know, but, as the above testifies, we haven’t been slack. It’s been very good to take a little time to get out and be part of the real world, and watch the rather marvellous way that it rotates. And boy, has the world been rotating this year, or what? Now, chock full of our experiences, we’re back in the studio for the winter, working on some new mixes, looking for a new station to host the radio show that Eric has been doing with his good ami Jim, and yes… working on a new album or two. So consider this the first salvo in a new run of K-fun. There’ll be plenty more over the coming seasons, and eybrow-raising stuff it will be too, we think.

Many thanks, by the way, to all of you who emailed to say hi, pass on good things, complement us on our style, or to tell us to pull our fingers out and get on with it. It’s very much appreciated, as always.

Well, That’s it for now. Is this an early Xmas present? Could be… If you like it, feel free to copy it and stuff it in unsuspecting people’s stockings – you never know what might happen.

15 Responses to “Live’r Than You’ll Ever Be”

  1. Björn says:

    Woo! Thanks for the music! But surely it’s more of a Hanukkah present, that’s just started! :D

    And of course I’m looking forward to anything new you might be making as well (just started listening to the bestival file, but from the tracklist there looks to be several tracks I haven’t heard before, yay!).

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  3. Project37 says:

    What a fantastic surprise (so glad I subscribe to your site feed)! Thanks for the music and I’m looking forward to hearing what comes next!

  4. Gaspar L. says:

    I thought either you were dead or the Swarm of Angels had abducted you… either way, can’t wait to check the set. Long as you’re alive and at it!

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    […] Absolutely nothing but the Kleptones make them (and a slew of others) work, and they do so swimmingly, on this mix from the 2007 bestival. If you’re a fan of this kind of stuff (Z-Trip anyone?), give it a go. SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: “What do Bon Jovi, Aphex Twin, Nine Inch Nails, Run DMC, Aerosmith, Beck, Cypress Hill and Genesis have in common?”, url: “” }); Tags: mix, music […]

  6. Mike Steinbaugh says:

    Fantastic work, guys. This is my favorite of your albums made so far. Any chance of releasing this and your older work in FLAC?

  7. Kai says:

    Absolutely awesome stuff! Some new tracks too! Cheers for this! It’l be so good if you release some more studio stuff!! Meanwhile though, I can feel annoyed I didn’t go to Bestival this year and yet ironically enjoy the album at the same time =D Kai

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    […] Live’r Than You’ll Ever Be – “we’d like to offer you Live’r Than You’ll Ever Be, a recording of our favourite show this past year, at Bestival in the Isle Of Wight. A rather crazy affair.” […]

  9. mike cupcake says:

    …just saw the youtube video via and almost didn’t notice the link here for the full set! thanks for putting it all online and hope to catch you again in 2008

  10. Manuel Flurin Hendry says:

    i love your work. you rock! keep doin’ what you do and don’t forget to drop me a line if you ever happen to play in berlin! :-)

  11. Björn says:

    Okay. I’m too lazy to sign up to that mailing list, I just wanted to drop a note telling you about WFMU’s Codpaste. I was actually thinking about telling you earlier, but just never got around to it.

    And now I’m listening to the latest Codpaste podcast, and they’re playing a Kleptones song (Imagine The End Of The World), so you probably already know about the show. In case you don’t, it’s a very mash-uppy podcast, lots of mixing things together and really a good listen.


  12. Eric K says:

    Ah thanks for the pointer! I’m a fan of Vicki’s (PLU) so it’s good to hear – a great show and, indeed, a great station – wish there was a UK equivalent :)

  13. Forceflow says:

    Keep up the great work. These are some of the best mash-ups I’ve heard in years. It was so cool when my dad recognized Genesis in the third track. He couldn’t get his head around how Phil Collins went into the mix … :)

  14. Sandra says:

    These mixes are so awesome. Great album, please, keep them coming!!!

  15. Island Eye says:

    Amazingly surprise!Great album.

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