Boomkat Product Review:
It's only taken them 5 years, but NMB finally deliver new material from their clandestine crew of post-electronic craftsmen. The elusive bunch all bear close ties with the Skam label, meaning a strong likelihood that some of these tracks could be from an incognito Skam superstar. Sticking to the machines they know and love, NMB tweak out melodies and rhythms built from squashed R'n'B, electroid swingbeats and dystopian post-dance memes. While it's never the same person, they always share a knack for uncomfortable melodies and cloistered drones, as with 'Wrong By Design' or 'NMGrim', while the rhythmically intriguing cuts like the swung flex of 'Dat Ting' or the brittle 'Ineptune' toy with electro/modern R'n'B rhythms disguised as jittery IDM. By far the weirdest track is 'Rise Only Too Far I', reconnecting with that sense of darkly pastoral electronics that made their earlier releases so f**king trippy. Imagine eating a yoghurt full of crushed micro-components and pure THC while looking from a tower block in Rochdale onto the Lancashire hills, and you're sort of there. Recommended.