Boomkat Product Review:
Varied and totally spot-on compilation from the fantastic Chicago-based Aesthetics label. With a list of contributors as varied as – E*Vax, Icebreaker, Anti Pop Consortium’s High Priest, Hood (with Why? And Odd Nosdam), Pulse Programming and loads more, this is an inspiring collection of tracks that spans many a genre and takes-in an incredibly wide range of zeitgeist sounds, all with much grace and aplomb. APC’s High Priest delivers the goods once again - ‘Sickly’ is anything but, a midrange lo-fi electroid attack on your senses – spannered hip-hop that remains as large and as dope as we ever could have hoped for. Immense. E*Vax delicately spin out blissful analogue sounds and buttered crunchy pops delivered together with a trumpet and some semi-ragga grooves. So Nice. The journey takes us from Alt-Country to developed electronics, drift, hip-hop and post-rock.....with some other stops along the way. Recommended.