Boomkat Product Review:
Sockethead mints his new Poetry label with a barrage of rude x propulsive bezzonked electronics deployed in a frenetic style somewhere on the dial between his spiritual bredren Rat Heart / Michael J Blood, and a sort of freeform ghettotech madness. Anyone on that DIY mcr scene from $hotta to YOUTH to BodyTronixxx needs this!
‘Angels & Snakes’ was captured at the renowned Galeria Zé dos Bois (ZDB) in December ’21, on a bill shared with the Príncipe label bosses. The 50 min set follows a more fractious example of his tekkerz found on Youth’s ‘Auma’ tape with a more rambunctious focus on Tanzanian singeli-styled 200bpm hurtle, before switching to trampling mutant acid and crazed footwork. Trust it’s white-hot crucial listening - and especially so if you’ve been following Sockethead’s trajectory from the wig-flipping ‘Harj-o-Marj’ album thru his ‘True’ collaborations with Michael J. Blood and Rat Heart.
Firing off a reckless volley of insectoid polyrhythms and brutal bass that re-draws the sort of frenetic funk coming from Dar Es Salaam with the added X variable of his unhinged vocal blatz channelling MES, it’s a unique, unhinged sound that’s pretty much impossible to define and perhaps a perfect example of his native Manchester acting as a sort of mad nexus of styles.
Loose and deadly gear from a true outlier - don’t miss it.