Boomkat Product Review:
New York’s ever-compelling Purple Tape Pedigree host a deeply idiosyncratic brace of avant electronics and hypermodern R&B tracks by N-Prolenta, landing sharp on the heels of their Driks Ultra Three debut with Halcyon Veil.
Like everything else on the label, A Love Story… delivers real future-shocks from nose to tail, be that thru its diffused, vaporous, neck-craning construction, bitter digital noise, or quite simply in its persistent WTF?! sensations.
This EP just sounds quite unlike anything else you may care to mention; there are some obvious parallels to be drawn, but the Fayetteville artist is definitely at the vanguard of all that, pushing farther into resonant, dissonant drone dimensions and making unique use of processed poetry, taking R&B proper about as far from its roots as we’ve heard.
It’s challenging and riveting in equal measure, bound to baffle more than a few listeners, and scintillate and intrigue a lot of others, esp. lovers of Arca, Chino Amobi, Elysia Crampton…