Boomkat Product Review:
Superb debut album from the Portuguese outsider house type, building on the mutant strains of an arresting debut LP for Opal Tapes. The title may be a little too obvious, yet there's arguably a strangely hued magick at play throughout 'Occult', whether summoning the spine-tingling ghosts of Mark Leckey's 'Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore' in the opener, 'Zero', or rallying misshapen dancefloor memes through 'Flowers In Ashes', or intra-dimensional digital sprites of the Actress ilk in the spellbinding spectral house of 'The Most Beautiful Vagina In The Club'. The mood is also fittingly melancholy, yearning, yet not quite sad, teasing out and articulating a strand of classic UK electronica atmospheres with his own accent, as on the stunning closer 'Hunter' and the early Æ-isms of 'Haters', which also connects with a certain sort of B-Boy isolationism in the crooked bounce 'Lies' or the anti-G drift of 'Flames' and 'Lava''s slack NWAQ vibes. It's a highly accomplished album, we reckon set to be a future favourite. Recommended!