Boomkat Product Review:
Move D and Thomas Meinecke (F.S.K.) meld myriad sorts of American beatdown house, jazz and hip hop in a sort of ambient psychogeographic survey or mapping of the Black Atlantic diaspora styles that deeply inform their respective solo and collaborative work; from Moufang’s various efforts in melding jazz, house and electronics with Conjoint and Magic Mountain High, to Meinecke’s records with Anthony Shakir and disco house tributes as DJ Laté.
It’s a full package, this one; pairing louche grooves with snippets of vocals sampled from TV, used rhythmically and incidentally, and informative prompts in the liner notes offering additional historical and political context to each part - effectively elevating the record to a sincere form of dedication to the music that Moufang and Meinecke are patently indebted to.
In aesthetic and impetus it bears up to some comparison with aspects of Terre Thaemlitz’s debut LP 040468  which was titled after the date of MLK’s death and also executes a subtle blend of sampled vocals and downbeat, ambient vibes underlined by strong politics, whilst also recalling traces of Matana Roberts Coin Coin travelogues in its collaged textures.