Boomkat Product Review:
Felicita celebrates his arrival on PC Music with one of the label’s sharpest hits of hyperreal, syncretic composition, A New Family; covering everything from bubblegum screamo to what sounds like one of Aphex Twin’s prepared piano pieces.
To date, the London based producer has self-released some mad gems on the Gum Artefacts label, including the ace Frenemies EP and Amnesia Scanner’s Angels Rig Hook, as well as remixed Yearning Kru and collaborating on mixes with mutually forward spirits such as EndgamE and Palmistry, whilst A New Family evidently marks his freshest and highest profile release to date.
By PC Music’s pop standards, Felicita’s the shiny black sheep of the family, yet a perfect fit for the label’s upfront, unnatural aesthetics. Whether it was a matter of time or the support of his new squad, we’re not sure, but this EP feels as though he’s confident to bring his wildest noumena to life, animating screamo metal with a blend of grime economy and J-pop palette in the title track, and the most charming nursery rhyme composition in I Woke Up, whereas the Coughing Up Pearls elicits the strangest sense of futureshock with a blend of pointillist electro, baroque melodies and trance rushes, and then there’s what sounds like Avril 14th with half the notes erased, left in cryogenic suspension on Track 6.
Whatever you reckon to PC Music’s unapologetically avant-pops, you’d be daft to not check this, at the least.