Boomkat Product Review:
Driving punk-funk from Glasgow’s Green Door Studios - catalyst of Golden Teacher - by its founding member Stu Evans’ Sordid Sound System - RIYL ESG, BGM, AMOR
Adding to Optimo’s hot streak of aces from Glasgow’s esteemed facility, the ‘Neon Noir EP’ catches a proper vibe of sizzling drums and puckered disco basslines strewn with dub FX in five killer permutations. They’re all super infectious, cooking up something like Liquid Liquid meets Silent Servant in the shortwave vox and up-strutting momentum of ‘The Illusionist’, while ‘Out of Water’ locks into a swingeing sort of Burundi Black-type congolese groove, and ‘neon Noir’ works it off the bone like a Material zinger. ‘God’s Below’ pares back to a PiL-esque death disco drive with nuff cowbells and punkish lust, while ‘Last Orders’ calls in wonky analogue synths and acid on a baggy sorta mid-‘80s psych/proto-goa tip a la Ozric Tentacles meets Pye Corner Audio.