Boomkat Product Review:
The mysterious Macchiatto returns after last year's deep-as-you-like 'Foam' with 'Jeans in Moet', a crystalline jazz-prog workout that'll appeal to anyone into Galcher Lustwerk or Shinichi Atobe.
Good stuff yet again from the Lustwerk camp, echoing the producer's lithe, funky 'Information' with its low-slung basslines, swinging acoustic drums and sensual pads. Who might Macchiatto be? It doesn't really matter when the music's this deep; 'April Tea' sounds like a live band playing Other People Place riffs, and 'Spooky Black' is the funkiest prog jam we've come across in ages.
But it's tracks like the stirring 'Damn Hard' and 'Universal Translator' that have us by the throat. Like Omar-S's best material, they're deceptively simple, using airy, humanistic rhythms to underpin harmonic shifts that slap the heart and brain all at once.