Boomkat Product Review:
LA's Neil Reinalda aka Phork returns to NNA Tapes - home of his best gear - with another light-footed, bass-heavy flux of dub, hip hop, field recordings and electronic psychedelia. 'High End' feels like his most coherent long-player to date, following a cryptically Cageian sense of logic across its six songs and 30 minute playing time. 'Wrecked' sets a spare, ambiguous tone with doo wop-like vocal harmonies and sharp guitar licks contrasted against dank drips and sparse, percolating drum machines until a whining dial tone and crackling location recordings bleed thru into the darker, repeato refractions of 'Work', itself ending amidst abstract swirl of textured field sources. Likewise, 'Contact' continues this line of enquiry, crossing dimensions between evocative spaces and Afro-futurist rhythmelodies, conjuring the sensation of being two or three places at once. The discordant compisiton 'Oof' slowly deviates into a sealed airlock. preciptating the jagged pulses of 'Contact' and spooling stabs of 'Debt' to close, leaving us beguiled and running back to the start. RIYL FAY, BAT, SND.