Boomkat Product Review:
A strong look for Mark Leckey, Jay Glass Dubs and Space Afrika heads - Dekalb Works’s debut poetically tap into a rich vein of surrealistic, hypnagogic magick with collages of UK & US regional voices and disembodied, enchanted electronics
After nearly 10 years in operation Where To Now? continue to pluck out the oddest bits from the contemporary undergrowth, with ‘Duologue’ counting among their very best in recent memory. It’s a witty, emotively elusive and curious listen described by the label as “Born out of a shared deep sociological interest of dialects and cultural frameworks, and the effects these have on meaning within modes of speech” and thus it works as a form of hauntology, lurking in a liminal space where their thoughts about cultural zeitgeists and nostalgia are scattered among myriad voices, from Deep South US religious laments, to something like a profane South Park character set in gyring psychedelic ambience, thru to the beautifully dour Burial-esque percussion and pads of ‘Play’, and what sounds like mushied West Midlands tones riddled into Bellows-like introspection on ‘for’.