Boomkat Product Review:
Essentially spiky comp of Portuguese trio Niagara's rarest and most spannered out-of-print 12"/EP cuts, taking in properly unbalanced syfy house experiments - restless, blown-out dancefloor headfucks that feel like hotwired cousins to Actress, Terrence Dixon, or Hieroglyphic Being's galvanized funk.
Since their debut EP "Ouro Oeste", released back in 2013 via Portuguese institution Príncipe, Niagara have been rollerblading thru the experimental landscape with admirable disregard for dancefloor convention. Their run of EPs across the last decade has provided a reliable distraction from the lo-fi/outsider house painstream, offering a genuinely barbed take on the formula without losing the essential ass-shaking swing. 'Parca Naturalia' sweeps up some of the finest moments from that run, setting the scene with the squashy, electrically-charged 'SEE', from 2015's "Ascender EP", released on the trio's own Ascender label.
From there we're siphoned into Niagara's walled-off outerzone, tumbling thru the Mission Impossible theme via This Heat fuzzmelt ('Islington Inn', from their 2015 cassette "Canas") and deranged, brittle 4/4 ('Félix 3 (Guarda-Costas)', into their "37" EP standout 'Jordão', a skeletal synth-led cosmic groover, and the near 7-minute 'Incendiada', that turns the lights down low before the whole thing rolls to a satisfying close.