Boomkat Product Review:
People Of The North is an occasional Oneida side-project, spearheaded by the band's mainstays Kid Millions and Bobby Matador. Active since 2003, POTN often includes contributions from the other members of Oneida, as is the case on this four-piece long-player. 'Tunnels' motors through a kind of jazzed-up krautrock-inspired instrumental - the beats don't keep still, jittering around with a little more fuss than you'd hear from a Neu! record, but the solid bass and droning organ are deployed with an all-round sense of tightness that's on a similar level. 'Summer Leaves' gets tighter still, embracing a similar aesthetic with a starker more minimalist approach that pulsates across the track's expanse. The group loosen up a little for the jammed-out album closer 'Over Me' adding vocals and generally loosening the leash of repetition a little. Arguably the best of the lot is 'The Vastest Island', a slower, more psychedelic entry that offers a little more space and fluidity.