Boomkat Product Review:
Inga Copeland collaborator John T Gast’s narcotically seductive Invocations is (as far as we’re aware) the 2nd Blowing Up The Workshop session (Project 34, 2014) to see a welcome vinyl release, following in the footsteps of that much-loved 100% Galcher Lustwerk set.
Arriving in the wake of his Sisters of Control 7” with Inga Copeland, this one is a real melter from run in to run out, nourishing last night listening needs with a sublime shadow play of gauzy pads, ambient motifs and submerged rhythms strewn with miasmic R&B/rave vox.
One of the most impressive facets of Gast’s music is the patient sleight of hand and attention to tone, managing to gel a range of tempos and ostensibly disparate strains under the same, personalised street-lamp glow with a sense of mise-en-scene and lighting that’s practically Lynchian in effect, and almost unmistakably eldritch with it, too.
Of course, you can fully make up your mind whether you like the record by checking his mix online before purchase, but if you’re feeling trigger happy and willing to get lead down an unknown, yet strangely familiar path, we’d recommend buying this blind for optimal returns. It’s a real bewt.