Boomkat Product Review:
An early entry for artwork of the year, Superstar & Star’s Mastermind EP catches the DIY boogie outsider, Neville jamming with his wife, Ann Lawrence on a 3rd release for Estonia’s Porridge Bullet, following the Tapes vs Superstar 7”, Spirit World in 2017.
The Mastermind EP features five cuts from the dead limited tape edition of Superstar & Star, plus three previously unreleased winners, all in the badass lo-fi style that made his Keep On Rocking 12” such a revelation.
A-side, he sounds like Muslimgauze gone boogie on the distorted blow-out Rolling So, beside what sounds like a Pantsula bomb a la Sandy B on Anywhere In The U.S Is a Party, and a killer Memphis strut on Kicking It At Home.
B-side, he juices the funk in No More Sorrow, along with the optimistic devotional I Aint Missing You, and a stroke of piano house pomp in I Am Dreaming featuring backing vox by Ann Lawrence.