Boomkat Product Review:
An unexpected EP of midnite clubwise rhythm excursions from Berlin's remarkably prolific Ziúr. Unlike Spring's "Antifate", this one's focused on the feet, with nebulous 'n caffeinated rollers in the mode of Slikback, SVBKVLT and Mexico City's N.A.A.F.I. crew >> don't dare sleep!
If the excellent 'Antifate' focused on harmony, texture, concept and mood, 'Blur' redoubles Ziúr's commitment to dancefloor-fixed rhythmic experimentation. These five tracks highlight her virtuosic command of mutated club sounds, retaining a groove while running headfirst into obstructions and abstractions that sound like psychedelic keta-demons pouring corrosive liquid on a broken drum machine.
The sound palette for each track is reasonably similar: Ziúr has fashioned a coherent working environment and chisels neck-snapping propulsion and chest-vibrating pressure out of sci-fi snaps, distorted cracks and acidic squelches. It's truly air-lock afters bizz, convulsive and animal as the tracks heave and push thru the brain's squashiest areas.
With most of the world on hold indefinitely there's been a lack of solidly fwd-thinking club material in recent months; 'Blur' rectifies that - one for adventurous footworkers circling the HD headflux modes of Hyph11E, Don Zilla or M.E.S.H.