Boomkat Product Review:
NYC’s J. Albert on a heads down and smoked out swivel to file somewhere alongside Actress, Michael J. Blood and Rather right here
‘onomatopoeia’ kicks off Albert’s 2024 campaign on a grouchy but infectiously grooving slant after fucking with jazz besides Will August Park, and recently paying a solemn but agitated tribute to terrors experienced by Palestinian kids.
The EP rolls out from the skunky techno stepper ‘bhuup_bhup_bhuP_oouwhehop’ to floating, post-UKG/Burial-esque pressure in ‘Boom_Kay_uhh’, a standout piece of skeletal, dubbed thizz and pitch-smeared pads reminding of Xth Reflexion and Carrier in ‘oowee-ou-duh-duh-duh-duh-duh-duh’, and the hyptnoic nuance of his shadowy swinger ‘waaauum-wum-wum-wum-wum-waaauuum-wum’.