Boomkat Product Review:
It's now been some ten years since the release of Leila's seminal debut album for Rephlex, a particular perennial boomkat fave that still leaves us shocked to this day. Making her timely return in 2008 with a forthcoming album of new material titled 'Blood looms and blooms' this 10" is an amazing palette cleanser containing 3 fresh tracks from the hands of the lady herself and featuring some awesome vocal contributions from longtime collaborator Luca Santucci and frankly stunning guitar work from Andy Cox. Opener 'Mettle' signals a massive shift in direction with a MBV styled feedback assault bearing the brunt of the cleft left bleeding from Andy Cox's huge riff work, while 'Heaven sent' comes across as a post rock meets hip hop ballad for '08 with Luca Santucci's pained vox and epic Earth styled slothness. Closer 'Ode for Dr Hermann' finishes off by diving right into the scenery of a Disney fairytale to make things even more confusing but leaves us absolutely gagging to hear the album in it's entrirety. Awesome.