Boomkat Product Review:
An excellent short-form outing for Brighton's Simon Kealoha, following up on the sample-driven, Four Tet-style electronics of his 2007 album Seedling Mother with five new compositions. 'Crooked' tumbles along in the disheveled spirit of Manyfingers or Matt Elliott, with plenty of acoustic instruments all colliding across roughly cut layered loops. After this atmospheric, earthily downbeat beginning along comes the Squarepusher-like diced rhythms of 'Mega Mega', while the equally warped bass antics of 'I Still Dream Of You' take a turn down yet more shambolic avenues, meandering about the place loosely while frazzled electronic detritus floats around the mix. By the time 'A Serpentine Tale' comes along we've come full circle and Kealoha's transplanted us back into his homely, looped folktronic mode - very nice indeed.