Boomkat Product Review:
Well-kept enigma, EYE ushers in their most expansive iteration of psychedelic soul with a 6th, self-released session of woozy rhythm and space-jazz vibes.
Where previous outings tended to sprawling 1-sided sessions, and one 2-sider, ‘006’ is a 16-track album showcasing some of EYE’s most DJ-friendly gear in handy chunks that add up to a wickedly loose and trippy listen.
Voices, both sampled and possibly original, crop up throughout the record, ranging from what sounds like a blunted Gil Scott Herron over the smeared subs and glassy-eyed, high-register piquancy of the opener, thru to aching gospel blues vibes and even what sounds like Yukimi Nagano doing psyche rock.
But, judging from the sound of previous releases, the music is all detectably written by EYE (although we still don’t know if that’s a singular or plural), rendering a mosaic-like album fractured into blatz of hot-stepping punk-funk, lo-fi drum machine workouts, and jazzy turns of phrase.
If you’ve been intrigued by the mysterious project but not dipped your toes in yet, this is the one to check.