Boomkat Product Review:
The label run by heads at Warp and the British Library Sound archive returns with Step 2 of its Public Information programme. This time the focus is on Vancouver's Konrad Jandavs - a "purveyor of Kosmiche Trash, of noxious electronics, of deep and frazzled future-scapes" and recipient of XXJFG's top record of 2010 for his 'Soft Coast EP'. In sharp contrast to the label's immaculate opening instalment from ADR, No UFO's 'Mind Controls The Flood' is far more noisy, chaotic and psychedelic; an often mystical maelstrom of grainy, textured synthesis, murky colours and motorik funk. Across the A-side we're churned in the sci-fi-complex structures of 'Flash III' and rapt by the futuristic lounge sway of 'Mechanically Replayed', while 'C. Bryan (Magnitizdat)' shores up at some alien expanse of liquid metal ocean tones. To the flip, there's the beautiful, Neu!-like meditation 'Ted & Monty', besides the squashed, subtly threatening machine funk of 'Form Constant Flood', and the sublime resolution 'Less Or Even Much More'. A strong recommendation to fans of Laurel Halo, Oneohtrix Point Never, or Demdike Stare.