Boomkat Product Review:
The man Alex Smoke appears from the fog again to produce a fantastic EP that will only add to the crater-sized reputation engendered by last year's 'Paradolia' LP and his wonderful installment in the 'Sci-Fi Hi-Fi' series. Culled from 'Paradolia', 'Prima Materia' is a sprawling benchmark that intimately knits his twin loves of classical music and early house to perfection - producing an end product that is both symphonic and resolutely grounded. Detonating like fireworks in your ear, 'Prima Materia (Abort Mix)' shuffles along amongst a cowl of scratchy beats before bursting forth with cold-water strings and clickety-click beats that are an eye-watering joy to behold. Flip your plate and you'll uncover 'Always and Forever', where clean beats are buffed up to a lovely sheen, whilst 'Prima Materia (Edit)' does the same as the A but in a more concise manner. Smoking!