Boomkat Product Review:
Washed out ambient electronics from Luke J Murray and Henry Rodrick’s Iceman Junglist Kru, affiliates of London’s Disciples label
‘Mashed on Pills’ is their 2nd tape in this guise. Its six track of gauzy, filtered fluff follows a year on from the ‘We’ll Only Leave If You Throw Glass’ tape, self-released on their Too Fucked To Dance label in 2019, and reprises a sound full of wistful arps swaddled in ferric distortion on the A-side, while the B-side revolves around milky dub chords and murky bass pulsations underlaid with munted vox. It recalls music by Black Zone Myth Chant and DeepChord, and sounds a bit like a someone making sounds based on a 2nd hand description of that time their mate’s mate had a mythical brown speckled gary and felt a bit funny.
“Formed from a bond that stretches across time and space, from the rain-soaked Lancastrian hills of Manchester over towards the icy shores of Stockholm, via North down South London and a shared admiration for the hidden reverse of Nurse With Wound and Coil, the concrete surrealism of dead air time grime from the turn of the Millennium and an unhealthy drop of teeth-chattering ecstasy. The Iceman Junglist Kru's debut recording proper distills the influence of all of these sectors of sound, each as important as the other. If you see a cop, throw this tape out of the car window…”