Boomkat Product Review:
Part of the latest NNF batch is 'Hyperion', a scuzzy and hypnotic 30 minutes in the company of multi-monikered Parisian, Holy Strays. This is his debut for the label, so you know he's crackd out his finest fuzz as a basic entry requirement. In fact, this is even fuzzier than most NNF releases, from the excoriating levels of brain-salting distortion on 'Kaduna (Part I)' to the fizz of 'Faint Beams Ceremony', this guy obviously ain't afraid of a bit of filth. His sound would appear to be wrangled from cheap drum machines, arranged into shaky Motorik rhythms, and fused (probably with bits of hair and coagulated coffee) to rickety synthlines and bruised guitars. Sometimes it remidns of James Ferraro, like on the spiraling 'Purls' or cyber-tropical 'Waves', but there's more of a traditional psyche mellowness to his sounds, albeit behind a patina of pained noise, which suits the NNF vibe perfectly well, perhaps more like a drier, dubless Sun Araw?