Boomkat Product Review:
Jessy Lanza wows us again with her 2nd LP of flighty pop/soul vox and electronic boogie sensuality for Hyperdub.
Reprising her fruitful production partnership with Junior Boys’ Jeremy Greenspan following 2013’s widely acclaimed Pull My Hair Back album, the Canadian artist embraces a minimalist, yet warm and seductive palette of vintage analogue sounds clipped with a contemporary diction and curves nodding to Chicago footwork and trap as much as Detroit techno, ‘90s R&B and YMO’s ‘80s electro-pop.
Oh No is an album to luxuriate and wrap-yourself up within, slipping into view with the arpeggiated lattice of New Ogi and getting into gear with the Morgan Geist-like techno-pop pitch of VV Violence and Never Enough, and getting real up close and personal with the creamy pink chord hues and Mariah-esque squeals of I Talk BB.
It Means I Love You comes back to the ‘floor with a magic mix of stepping’ kuduro with ‘ardcore-style vocal traits, and Vivica pinpoints a mid-air fusion of footwork and Prefab Sprout-like harmonic arrangement, before coming down with the curdled, gender-bent vocal processing of Begins and the Prince-style tizzy of Could Be U.