Boomkat Product Review:
Hybrid grime futurism from Hyperdub's young Scottish prodigy; like Aphex flicking prawn cocktail crisp crumbs at girls on the bus.
'Lothian Buses' is the next chapter in Proc Fiskal's shifting story, highlighting his progress as a producer as he continues to absorb ideas from trap, jungle, eski, chiptune and footwork and disintegrate them into a neon shimmer of disembodied electronics. Opener 'Thurs Jung Yout' sounds like a trap roller being played simultaneously against some elegiac new age ambient tripper, all fuzzy electronic harp melodies and Chop snares warring against each other. But the young producer goes back to his roots on 'Choco Frito', munging sino grime hallmarks with silly vocal samples and splattery hi hats. The lead synth line here almost sounds like bagpipes and we can't assume that wasn't completely intentional.
When he begins to add some amen spice, Proc Fiskal really shows his debt to Richard D. James; 'Scarab Aloph' sounds almost like a cheekier "Syro" offcut, all glassy detuned chords and 'Freeman Hardy & Willis Acid' breaks. It's nowt new but it's slicker than a well-used chip pan.