Boomkat Product Review:
Laurel Halo and Julia Holter supply contrasting perspectives on Tashi Wada’s collaboration with his father, Fluxus legend Yoshi Wada
The LP where the original came from was one of 2018’s most beguiling sides, and provides strong source material for the remixes, along with a fine example of the original material in the resonant chiefs of ‘Bottom of the Sky’.
Fresh from her DJ-Kicks mix, Laurel Halo pursues a technoid sound with ‘Niagara (Lilith Mix)’, gradually working up the original’s curdled drones via rugged, pendulous drums recalling Batu or Laksa grooves.
Julia Holter heads the other direction entirely, expanding and transforming the long, elliptical drones of ‘Fanfare’ into a more complex rearrangement and crystalline electronics and “unearthly bird” squawks that lead up to her stately, ethereal ice queen appearance in the final section.