Boomkat Product Review:
Jaw-dropping new side from Richard Youngs, following the vectors of his 'Core To The Brave' LP into bold, abstract territory alongside remixes from Astral Social Club, Oneohtrix Point Never, and John Clyde-Evans. Youngs is one of Scotland's true sonic pioneers, with a 20 year long catalogue of explorative music littered with his individual genius. Here he contributes two versions of 'Rurtain', both revolving around a splayed and skeletal rhythm that sounds like something off Æ's 'Untilted' mixed with Eli Keszler's splayed percussion and layered with his distinctive wordless vocals in a refracting matrix of dub-like FX, creating a sublime but spiky tension that's got us utterly rapt. While those stranded and almost tortured wordles vocals are more predominant in 'Rurtain (Shonny Don)', on 'Rurtain (Keyomarno)' they're usurped by ecstatic free-jazz styled organ whorls which frolic amidst the thorny tangle of metallic rhythms in ritualistic pagan reverence. Remixing, Youngs's sometime collaborator Neil Campbell aka Astral Social Club smudges the rhythm to a blur while amping the organ drones into a blinding beam of drone light beside an acutely dissonant inversion from former Hood member John Clyde Evans and Oneohtrix Point Never's sumptuous reduction. Highly recommended!!!