Boomkat Product Review:
NON agent Chino Amobi presents his engrossing soundtrack to minor matter, a performance piece by acclaimed choreographer, Ligia Lewis, that “deftly articulates an argument for minoritarian politics”. The work is released as part of the VF x CTM ‘Fear Anger Love’ vinyl series and relates to NON’s new multi-disciplinary piece, The Great Disappointment, which premiered at the 2017 edition of the CTM festival in Berlin.
If Chino Amobi’s widely acclaimed Airport Music For Black Folk  was a vital treatise on the way Black, Brown and Queer folk experience and navigate the interzones of airports - basically, a far more jarring and anxious experience that that induced by Brian Eno’s Music For Airports - then minor matter can be heard to explore that feeling beyond the airport, in the air and amid other de- and re-territorialised spaces.
Introducing itself with the nerve pinching synth high of Children of The World II the record pivots around Locus Of Control from Amobi’s original Airport… album, using its mournful strings and cold, hard realism as a mutual sore point of reference between the two projects. From here he spins out a tense and densely packed suite, reaching out from the prickling avant-electro of Sudan to the electrical storm shocks of Nymphieta II before scaling the jagged peaks of Hard Staccato featuring operatic vox by Embaci.
He then implores us to Disappear With Me in a maze of stark, looping corridors lit by crackling lightbulbs and the artist’s unambiguously unfriendly request, and finally calving off into what sounds like a tortured knot of Whitehouse’s Munkisi Munkondi voiced with distorted, over-the-shoulder lyrics by Chino Amobi.
It's a fascinating and visceral record, open and ready for your interpretation.