Boomkat Product Review:
‘Early Works Pt. II’ lays out a hypnotic session of perceptive drone insights from our pal and erstwhile colleague Jo Montgomerie
Arriving not long after we watched her at The White Hotel in support of Sarah Davachi, Jo’s 2nd tape for nor’easterly english label Industrial Coast feels akin to being slowly immured in sand, gravel, and cement.
In five movements Jo patiently comes to dominate internal and external senses with finely graded layers of concrète viscera that settle and build with a natural, elemental logic only occasionally belied by evidence of human touch. It’s best to see Jo’s role in the music’s silty arrangement or de/composition as a liminal dark interpreter between the “real” world of field recordings and skin on plastic haptics, and the un- or lesser-known dimensions of negative energy and entropy.
Fans of Kevin Drumm need apply.