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Keenly watched newcomer Amazondotcom definitively sets out her killer, technoid tresillo style on ‘Mirror River’, the first release on her L.A.-based Subreal label
After setting out a taut, striped-down and rhythm-driven style in collaboration with Siete Catroce for Nostro Hood System and also appearing on Astral Plane in 2018, the ‘Mirror River’ EP is the one we’ve all been waiting for - a suite of rude, big-boned dembow mutations coloured with alien electronics and destined to tie the dance in slinky knots.
‘A Flower, Nocturnal and Permanent’ starts the flow with a sort of oozing mix of dancehall and plunging UK garage basin effortless weightless fashion, while ‘Priestess’ expresses her shamanistic potential in a mesmerising rub ’n tug of enchanted, tribalist rhythm nous. ‘A Drum to Ward Off Language’ follows with more traces of UK grime spliced into an outstanding hot-stepper, and ‘Leopard’s Dream’ trips out on a playful acid pivot highly compatible with your best NAAFI and Príncipe bits.