Boomkat Product Review:
Effortless charmer, Nathan Jenkins a.k.a. Bullion works his patented pop magick with a lush 2nd album Loop The Loop arriving on his Deek label - also home to his related projects; Nautic, Laura Groves, Never.
Five years since his last LP, You Drive Me To Plastic, and nearly ten since his Beach Boys-meets-Dilla chop-up, Bullion has matured into a distinguished producer of left-field pop par excellence, remaining ever dilated and open to worldly influence, whilst always filtering all his influences through a uniquely colourful, optimistic outlook balanced by the sweetest sense of eldritch melancholy and humour, and most recently incorporating his voice to enchanting effect.
If nothing else Loop The Loop is substantial for a pop record, clocking in at 14 songs at 47 minutes long. But, empirical measurements aside, it’s utterly crammed with hooks and grooves of the cutest and rarest order.
We could be here all day dissecting each turn of phrase and syncretic fusion of styles, from dub to yacht pop, bollywood film music, new age and techno-pop-psychedelia, but suffice it to say it covers all of those and so, so much more as you’ve never heard them.
It’s a massive recommendation to fans of Panda Bear, The Beach Boys, K. Leimer, Arthur Russell.