Boomkat Product Review:
Six years since their lauded PAN debut, Max D's freeform chromo funk outfit tweak two colourful jams for their spiritual home, Washington D.C.’s Future Times
Arriving in reverse order after parts 3.2 & 3.3, the trio’s 3.1 locates them in deliciously restive action, commanding swirling jazz-funk chops and subtle use of computer processing at the service of a breezily utopian dancefloor pressure. The results are detectably less angular, more smudged than their first outing (which benefitted from Beatrice Dillon’s input), projecting a sweetly distorted sort of club dream space that feels live with fractal geometry and hyper coloured avian plumage.
‘Born In The Roof’ gives a broad, unravelling 11 minute canvas which they proceed to scrawl with aerosolised synth spray and splayed 2-step rhythms, stepping off, to our ears, somewhere between the Afro-Futurism of Phloston Paradigm and the unfurling Afrobeat groove structures of Fela, et al. Their ‘Cymbecko Dub’ meanwhile sees them contract to a concise 3 min time frame, which they spend shredding metallic tones and spongiform subbass bumps recalling Metal Preyers abstractions.