Boomkat Product Review:
Low Jack lands his debut LP of exotic, esoteric riddims on L.I.E.S. after a slew of white-hot, down-slow club bangers. Originally commissioned as a live performance at the Quai Branly Museum (MQB) of indigenous art, the 'Garifuna Variations' feature percussive samples taken from the museum's collection of recordings from Honduras, Central America and remodelled into Low Jack's signature technoid gyrations. You'd be hard pushed to pass them off as peaktime dancefloor tackle, but as a flavour of Low Jack's oeuvre it's his strangest and most intriguing sensation to date, scudding from humid, distorted soundscapes to blown out pan pipe ritual, and roiling, effluent industrial groan with a consistently psychedelic and restrained approach that calls to mind some Legowelt's oddest missions and equally the outsider black metal zones of Edasi/Ishtisshad, or Cut Hands' vodoun incursions.