Boomkat Product Review:
After a whirlwind couple of years, Anthony Naples drops his debut album on Four Tet's Text label. Since 2012, the NYC-based producer has become a byword for fuggy, smushed house with a faded melodic fidelity, as heard in ace releases for Opal Tapes, Mister Saturday Night, TTT, and his own label, Proibito. With 'Body Pill' he explores that aesthetic at more obtuse angles, and with a broader range of tempos, vacillating woozy BoC-isms like 'Ris' with what sounds like Push Button Objects -gone lo-fi house with 'Abrazo', and Actress-style snoozy boogie with 'Changes' and the gorgeous miniature, 'Way Stone'. The chiming, Afro-centric hustle of 'Refugio' shares much in common with Madteo or Jamal Moss' charmingly discordant deviations and 'Pale' projects two minutes of star-eyed bliss a la NWAQ, but the best is saved 'til the end with the dirty south-meets-Badalamenti-and-Zomby lean of 'Used To Be', and the frictional, multi-dimensional house move, 'Miles'.