Boomkat Product Review:
Born Into It follows on from last year's Not Not Fun release, Concussion Summer, stretching out into the farthest corners of modern psychedelia. This six-part sortie into the unknown starts from a rhythmic bedrock, laid down by the processed lo-fi stomp of 'It Just Isn't The Same', whose teeth-rattling percussion and suspenseful synth exchanges continually feel as though they're building up to something, but instead its disheveled motorik soundscape continues to shape-shift and mutate via tape loop effects and brief subplots that keep arising from the fug. Next comes 'Those Final Seconds', verging on free-jazz in its unhinged drumming and horn squeals, but the more esoteric constituents of the mix (various electronic effects and cackling, wordless vocals) ensure a restless ambiguity presides. Soon a wave of drones fires up with 'Grief', whose slow electronic oscillations are mirrored by softly blown sax tones and submerged percussive loops. Before long the band are in full stride, pouring soft noise over your speakers for the quarter-hour trance-out of 'Born Into It', leaving the caustic static of 'Behind A Wall' to segue into the unexpectedly beautiful parting shot 'Someone Upstairs', whose creaking percussive dissections massage the ear into submission.