Boomkat Product Review:
Debut LP for Lesser on Matador - following work for the Vinyl Communications imprint, groundbreaking production with his band Matmos, and collaborations with Wunderkid Kid606. 'Gearhound' is a fantastically varied melting pot of ideas - opening up with treated white noise before squelching into the industrialised Bomb-20 style hiphop distortion grind of'Matador Records Tax Deduction'. Leeser openly and rather endearingly indicates reference points for his listener, paying tribute to one of our favourite UK labels with the marvelous mayhem of 'For Irritant' before going into 'On The Kid's Tip' which does exactly as it says on the packaging. This is an incredibly messy LP that sways from moments of noise, confusion and dislocation to threads of sheer beauty and catharsis. As a result - whilst not always an 'easy listen' this is a highly rewarding LP that seems to surprise with every listen......Recommended.