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Boomkat Product Review:
Greek enigma JGD beautifully indulges esoteric dub urges and his own vocals for Berceuse Heroique following a string of celebrated experimental dub explorations for the house of Bokeh Verisons, Ectastic and The Tapeworm
Trotting on from his flips of Sade for BH, Jay Glass follows the ancient/futurist themes of his ace Not Glass collab with Alessio Natalizia (Not Waving) across four tracks taking cues from ancient Greek mythology, German kosmiche longhairs and the wigged-out studio experiments of African Head Charge, all galvanised with the modernist efficiency that underlines all his music.
Whether lighting up the militant snares and cinematic strokes of ‘Das Ding An Sich’ with up-to-date flashes of trance pads, or cannily smudging and updating late ‘80s/early ‘90s “ethnodelic” ambient strains in ‘The Controversial Control’, he excels at making the familiar uncanny and vice versa. He spends the A-side priming this kind of inverted sound, readying the EP for a remarkable turn of Martyn Bates-like vocals on ‘Urged To Be Cleansed While Bathed In More Blood’, along with the psychedelic spy funk dub centrifuge of ‘An Ambivalent Path’, before his vocals appear again weft into the majestic swell of horns and beatific choral swells in ‘Atremes.’