Boomkat Product Review:
Berlin/Barcelona battery, N.M.O. bifurcate their sound in a killer ‘split’ EP between the duo and their alter ego, D.A.F., arriving as the fourth instalment of CTM x VF’s Fear Anger Love series sprung from the festival’s 2017 edition.
The A-side takes shape as an “excursion of possible Caribbean YouTube islands”, resulting one part of pickled dancehall that sounds something like a live drums and computer interpretation of Equiknoxx’s avant-bashment, whilst the 2nd part juggles restless snares and pinging bleeps like Altered Natives attempting to soundtrack a new kind of UKF-meets-Kuduro bootcamp workout; Nu-Military Zumba, anyone?
A quick costume change later and the B-side presents their D.A.F. duo in excitable effect, going thru sweaty paces in a frenetic charge of of Chicago-meets-West German aerobics with the staccato claps, pointillist jabs and bugged-out vocals of the first section, and then clenching tight on the groove with Morten J. Olsen’s rictus drums and Rubén Patiño’s psychotomimetic electronics in the latter.