Pretty much half an album's worth of material here from Spaniard Strand, who flits between varying styles on this six-track EP. It’s not the most cohesive, but there are some highlight moments that slot between some beat-led filler. In particular the Air-inspired ‘Bankstaz’ Groove’, the slo-mo horns of ‘De Sucios Desahucios’ and the party 4/4 beats of ‘Ain’t No Fun, If Bankz Can’t Have None’. Well worth having a check to cherry-pick from.
Y'know how Miles Davis used to lean on his keyboards and make a fantastic racket? That's the needling sound that threads itself like barbed wire throughout this spacious, spooked production from Oddissee and yr damn right he knows EXACTLY what he's doing. Great rhymes from the Diamond District trio make this way more than just a Brucie Bonus, more like a boon from the depths of hell and the heights of heaven. Love the way towards the end it all drops down to pure piano and dread. Love the way it feels like it WILL NOT STOP unhinging you. Super stoopid fresh.
This is still only the second release by the 19-year-old Cambridge producer, who is knocking out sounds and shapes of startling maturity. The four tracks you’ll find on the vinyl release are Sellotaped together with a grubby industrial stickiness that immediately appeals to an introspective headphone experience, but would sound particularly effective bleeding out of a Berlin warehouse at 9am Monday morning. Explore.
Music funded by a yoghurt company. Background at Fat Cat Records. Sounds like Gruff Rhys, British Sea Power etc... cassette only. If only all indies had this retro foresight!