Boomkat Product Review:
Although Paddy Steer's name might not be instantly familiar, he's achieved plenty of recognition in his native Manchester and beyond for his Homelife project. This solo album was made in conjunction with Homelife's Atlas album, and while that record takes the form of a song-based work, Dragon's Breath showcases Steer's instrumental dexterity. On tracks like "Street Dreams' and 'The Blob' Steer sets up residence in his attic with a host of different sound-making contraptions, presenting a fusion of impressive playing and ridiculous slapstick sound collaging. At times it all brings to mind an image of Cornelius making a record round at Steptoe & Son's house. 'A Badger's North' is driven by nifty Hawaiian guitar manoeuvres, sliding about the place at a surreal canter - like so much of the album it's at once quite comical yet admirably well-conceived and skillfully assembled. Recommended.