Boomkat Product Review:
YOUTH catch sculptor/painter/DIY free spirit Sockethead in scuzziest form, spanking his synths, drum machines & vox into the nuttiest freestyle session; a feral stream-of-consciousness that comes highly recommended if yr into owt from Michael J Blood to Madteo to Actress.
Delivered off-the-cuff in possessed hollers lathered in FX, ‘Auma’ is as close as you’ll get to the heart of Sockethead’s sound in its element. Sharing a mutual, blitzed soul spirit with his bredders Michael J. Blood and Tom “Rat Heart” Boogz, the proceedings often draw outside the lines, spieled with a proper mashed flow that’s a pleasure to follow if u skew to the left of centre: think Madteo meets Ossia at Urban Tribe’s gaff and you’re in the right echo chamber.
Blowing between hip-shot lazer dub chords, krooked Detroit beatdown and mazy reverbs, Sockethead toggles the pressure on and off the bad/good foot into doom-stepper momentum and frazzled drum machine blatz with a radgy flow that speaks to all angles of his influences, absorbed from years as a NQ rat and patron of Manni’s most enduring club nights. If u were feeling his standout ‘Harj-o-Marj’ album or his hookup with Rat Heart’s BodyTronixxx, this one will push yr buttons.
Aye, it’s a madness.