Boomkat Product Review:
Dream sequence ambience, deep abstract jackers and hypnotic disco treks from David Kitt (New Jackson) and Gareth Smyth (Lumigraph) for Dublin’s excellent Major Problems Records
While approaching from very different angles - Kitt from indie-pop and house, Smyth coming from ghetto-house and electro - they brilliantly consolidate their styles in ‘Garies’, whose title translates to a colloquialism for ectos; pingers; molly; E.
In an honorable quest for a sound worthy of the mantle ‘Garies’, the pair pull out their finest moves, coming on in waves between the sublime, beat-less introduction of ‘Dick and Nancy’, the manic abstract techno thizz of ‘Soda Springs’, and hair-kissing eleectro-disco aces such as the swervalicious ‘Modified By This’, a crooked Drexciyan trip named ‘Irelande Nul Points’ nodding to nationwide relief after Eire’s illustrious history at the Eurovision Song Contest, along with proper party-fuel in the mesmerising deep techno flight of ‘Future Systems’ and their lip-smacking ‘Crash Course’.
Best dance music album from Ireland in 2018? We reckon so.