Boomkat Product Review:
Warm, breezy Atlanta heat from vocalist Taves on the city’s Harsh Riddims, rounding up her enchanting early demos and their brawnier, developed iterations
Where the demos capture a sort of soulful innocence in highlights such as ‘Abject (Demo)’ with its fragrant birdcalls and faded but bucolic allure, the full version supplies her with proper bass perhaps to the detriment of the atmosphere, and likewise what ‘Decant (Demo) lacks in body, it makes for in a dreamier spirit that’s maybe lost in the final mix. That said all the tracks stand up in their own right, although we’re not sure why ‘Dissonance’ doesn’t contain any. Ultimately ’Thumo’ is the one for us; a beautifully buoyant mutation of footwork and R&B that makes nuff room for the atmospheres and some ace, unique trap drums.