Boomkat Product Review:
The stelathily expanding Bank Records NYC commit four Afro-cubano invocations from Brooklyn’s Alex Suárez a.k.a. Cienfuegos in the wake of distinctive 12”s by Bookworms and Enrique.
We’re not entirely sure if he’s referring to Yorkshire or another hallowed ground in the title Lost In God’s Country, but either way it’s a dark, roiling session, casting a fearsome shadow with the dissonant, sepulchral synth prelude, Slipping Venus before oscillating the hips with rictus grind under the awning battle cries and toxically affective drones of Trabajito, all laced with disorted walkie-talkie vox like some smacked-out, quasi-speed Silent Servant conducting rituals with Another Dark Age-era SPK.
Flipside, Entre Amigos tilts the tempo up slightly to a more buoyant, parrying shuffle punctuated with glancing drums in manner recalling that amazing Toresch 12”, for Caminado to polish your bones with a dry, brittle budge redolent of Powell’s skeletal early transmission, The Ongoing Significance Of Steel and Flesh, itself inspired by SPK.
Got us grinding our teeth here...!