Boomkat Product Review:
Scotland’s brightest new addition to grime, Proc Fiscal takes influence from the emotional manipulation of social media, Aphex Twin, his IRL friends, and the playful, cartoonish innocence of original grime on his smart début album for Hyperdub.
Peppered with AFXian bleeps, samples of drunk pals and comically solemn TV voice overs, Proc Fiscal renders a sort of ambient grime that reflects both his personal sonic ecology in a way that should resonate with most other folk of his generation. The club isn’t necessarily in mind here, as Insula is seemingly more concerned with the way grime is received via tinny phone and laptop speakers, in yer mate’s car, or even the after-party, and thusly more attention is placed on bright and clean mid-high frequencies rather than loads of radgy bass.
It all makes for an absorbing listen more in the mould of albums from James Ferraro and even BoC than you might typically expect from a grime/club-related producer, with perhaps only the likes of Mr. Mitch doing something similarly colourful, detailed and personable within this dimension.