Boomkat Product Review:
This solo outing for Melbourne’s James Wilkinson comes after his stints with jazz-punk combo, Bucketrider and dub/hip hop fusion act High Pass Filter (no me neither. On both counts). Wilkinson’s sound on this album is distinctly schizophrenic, one moment he’s constructing a taut web of dramatic jazz-tinted string plucks and whirring percussion (‘Heather’), the next he’s having a go at squished microfunk (‘Ah-weel’) complete with comically impenetrable vocoder treatments. The only real constant is the hiccupping glitchtronica backbone that pervades throughout the album – right up until the final track, ‘Guria’, that is. It’s an incongruously majestic lengthy drone piece, which perhaps betrays the fact that renowned soundtracker, Francois Tetaz (he of the Wolf Creek OST fame), worked on the final mixdown. Post is hugely enjoyable if at times baffling listen. It shifts across genre boundaries with such abandon – if it were a child you’d prescribe Ritalin.