Boomkat Product Review:
Local Action collate Lil Jabba's wickedly eccentric '47' EP together with 2014's 'Keep' in a 12 track cassette nodding to his first two tape releases with Watercolor. The '47' EP cycles six triptomatic cuts consolidating coldest instrumental grime, numb trap and dainty footwork with his signature, surreal atmospheres. 'Stalka' starts up with a tetchy trap/grime flex tussling against bittersweet hooks, lush pads; 'Dusty' does footwork tension with stomach-tightening syncopation and soulful swoon.
The icy/warm couplet of 'Skates' and 'Tea' check into that same strange, slow and glassy headspace as Mr. Mitch's recent, brilliant debut album, but we're not really feeling that cello and icky strings on 'Silencer'. However 'Murky Moon' brings us to land with some proper, syrupy future boogie. On the other hand, we can easily say that the 'Keep' EP is his most efficient outing, tightening up on the sidelong psychedelic tendencies in favour of crisp, sidereal melodies and concise grooves flexing from the lucent grime delicacies of 'Grey' and the ruddy 'Brass Tax' to floating footwork-jungle hyperstructures in 'Waila', and a poignant ambient electronic kiss-off called 'Sooth' recalling classic Plaid or Richard D. James. It's a Local Action future classic, no doubt. Tip!