Boomkat Product Review:
Tumultuous electronics with free jazz influence, from the enigmatic avatar, QGB - tipped to fans of Huerco S., special guest dj, Otherworld
Like some mutant offspring of the Rephlex cabal, QGB runs amok in post-Braindance dimensions on ‘A Reckoning??’. Touching down some four years after their debut album, ‘Hornets’ (2018), they return with just as little background info to let their lushly frazzled music do the talking. Ok, maybe it’s more a possessed babble or speaking in tongues, but, as that implies, there’s a sort of abstract-emotional, atavistic wisdom there if you can decipher the mode as they careen from the spectacular light show of ‘Hope in Degrees’ to the lathered pointillist strings of ‘Realising How Gorgeous Is The Whippet’.
Between those polls they touch on orchestral noise in ‘Tuning Up’, and spannered free electro-jazz in ‘Applause (Boosted)’, hustling wild breakbeat hardcore chicanery like Macc & dgoHn meets Nebuchadnezzar in ‘Euphoria (Trouble in Paradise Mix)’, and gravel-swilled hardcore torque in ‘PIGS’, while making room for much sweeter treats in the fractal shoegaze scramble ‘My Foolish Heart’ and iridescent music box melodies of ‘Sent U A Flower’.