Boomkat Product Review:
Low Jack’s Gravats label returns with this limited vinyl-only LP featuring mind-smudging dancefloor edits of Black Zone Myth Chant’s Judgement Mixtape.
Essentially hybridizing DJ Screw’s slompy psychedelia with the cosmic tang of Hieroglyphic Being, the five cuts on Jimi W explore heavy-lidded junctures of refractive, oily rhythms and warped chromatic vibes in a bow to ancient, mystic dance spirits and the enduring inspiration of 4th world, new age musicks.
Homing in and expanding upon details of his deftly woven Judgement Mixtape tapestry, we’re offered a frayed flying carpet of ideas ready for the ‘floor, flipping from the frothing microtonal melody and mutant Ethio-jazz nudges of Reload Pain to the cranky cosmic bogle of Pitchblack on top, and carving across dimensions from the locked-in synth visions of Jail Love to our favourite, the percolated synth voices and tribal patter of Night Chicks - crisply edited by Low Jack - to the zippy steppers footwork of Zero to One.
Excellent EP, highly recommended if you’re into Jamal Moss, Low Jack, DJ Screw or indeed Black Zone Myth Chant’s excellent Mane Thecel Phares album from last year.