Boomkat Product Review:
NYC-based shapeshifters Georgia do it loose and freaky for Andy Lyster’s Youth label with an 80 minute mosaic of worldly, rhythmelodic inspirations and psychedelic electronics.
Following a haul of prime material releasedover the past 12 months with everyone from Firecracker and Ekster to Métron Records, the duo of Brian Close and Justin Tripp aka Georgia really suit the playthru CD format of ‘One Mind’ with a showcase of hypnotic, psychedelic styles that really takes a grip with extended, immersive listens.
The 15 tracks are haphazard and frazzled examples of Georgia’s pointed take on upending western electronic convention with non-standard scales and rhythms. Whether trading in wilfully oblique modular electronics or following club-ready hunches, they always prize a sense of playfulness. Knotty, nutty modular flux in ‘Fifthda’ shares space with wigged-out, ceremonial processions such as ‘Window 8’ and mutations in ‘New Force’, along with sizzling mixes of thumb pianos and synthesised voices recalling Paul DeMarinis’ ‘Songs Without Throats’ on ‘Baiala Ghalic’, and Iueke-style dancehall warpers such as ‘City Floral’.
And on a more ruffneck flex, the sluggin’ slow-fast bogle of ‘Laca Ja’ shares a rudeness in common with the gruff prang of ’Smart Stance’, but they’re at best when doing it colourfully and psychedelic, as with the fractal flow of ‘Day To’, and when it all comes together like Senyawa sparring Foodman on ‘Vision Zero’.