Boomkat Product Review:
Krikor throws down sawn-off dub, ruffneck techno and Raï-tek rhythms in the 3rd annual ‘J.O.N.E.S.Y.’ volume - a big RIYL DJ Scud, DJ/Rupture, Ossia, Muslimgauze, all linked by mutant industrial dub styles and a hazy, chronically red-eyed sense of paranoia.
Krikor once again spies a world of sonic influence thru the mosaic prism of the diverse cultural influences of his Parisian locale. A North African sound is felt strongly in the adrenalised chase sequence ‘A Sheep Among Wolves’ and the swingeing dancehall of fanfare of ‘Gasoline Ghoul’ in a way recalling DJ/Rupture and DJ Scud’s hardcore Raï-tek steppers, while the cranky industro-dub of ‘Death Walt’ recalls Bambounou and BZMC, and the tape’s title tune casts back to Muslimgauze’s earliest E.g. Oblique Graph and the deftest mixing-desk swagger of Ossia, while ’The Parallax View’ could almost be Andy Stott on a dancehall tip.
No messing about, this one’s heavy as f*ck.