Boomkat Product Review:
Fly Texan Skyler McGlothlin delivers his debut full-length for the Planet Mu Label streaming through strands of electronica, digital hip hop and cut-up fragments. The opening ‘Mofpex’ and ‘Oh How Schmee Loves DSP’ excercises a carefuly crafted blend of treated vocal harmonies, phrase cutups and squashed beats (the former), before diving headlong into digitally decimated vocal hip hop in finest filtered stylee (the latter). A b-boy stance dominates proceedings here, occasionally flowing into more effervescent territory, as in the truly inspired airy flow of ‘Blix2’ - whereby clearwater beats mingle with haunted layers of blue voices that evoke the same kind of joyously emotional response that Aphex Twin manages when at his most reflective. ‘It’s lonely in the streets’ finds our man Skyler in Balladeering mood, stripped keys and fender twinkles accompany the vocal in all its Van the Man splendour. Nice. Head towards ‘Drumpedal Remix’ for a last dose of the blue stuff, highest quality electronica in all it’s multi-faceted, cross polinated beauty. Fans of Prefuse 73, Ae, Aphex and Machine Drum should check this out with utmost urgency. Excellent.