Boomkat Product Review:
Ace, sprawling second album from Tom Boogizm, cranking the levels of scuzz and sore soul with a searing distillation of the myriad styles covered in his prized mixtape series through a wide range of moods taking in harsh doomcore warehouse steppers, lush noise, and keyboard meditations that variously recall Hype Williams. Jon E Cash, Tapes, Diptera, Nkisi and DJ Scud.
Leading down the alley from 2016’s ‘Posh People Make Me Ill’ LP, and chasing his chops on the killer ‘Introduction to Michael J. Blood’, not to mention a string of cult mixtapes, ‘Not Forever’ sees Tom test out his bedroom production tekkers on his most substantial collection of original music yet.
From the opening bout of thistly chromatic lushness, thru the hair-kissing Hype Williams-meets-Hailu Mergia vibes off his single ‘U Think Real Playboys...’, to filthy shots of squat-party doomcore a la Nkisi going in with DJ Scud, to some really gutted and soul-slapping downbeat moments, and shocks of Warlock-style 2-step swivels; ‘Not Forever’ is a properly screwed and rudely soulful beast that resists overproduction in favour of expressively direct effect in a way that we feel is sorely needed right now.
Fresh as fuck and bursting with complex energy - sink yr teeth in and stoke yr fire.