Boomkat Product Review:
Fresh from his highlight of Svbkvlt’s ‘Cache 01’ comp, Gooooose drops a killer flux of IDM/jungle/New beats in their 2nd album proper, backed with remixes by Sote, Sam Kerridge, and Nahash
Brilliantly following his nose along ribboning routes of rhythmic investigation, Gooooose plays on a sweet spot between the sort of frenetic late ‘90s/early ‘00s breaksploitation of V. Snares, AFX of Hrvatski, and the kind of clipped, hypermodern computer music you’d expect to find on FLUF or from Co La.
Their seven original cuts buckle and warp with an infectious tension between looseness and precision, serving dancers with myriad options for interpretation in each cut, from the hyper-jungle vortices of ‘Plasma Sunrise’ and ‘Integer’ at the front, thru to more rotted drums and Plaid-like melody in ‘Rusted Silicon’, and onto Jlin-esque balletic proprioceptions in ‘Resort’ and the dextrous tribalism of ‘Along The Synthetic River’, while allowing for more enigmatic space in the mix with ‘Uncanny’, and the shimmering keys that perfuse ‘Lab White’.
Currently also exploring mutant 160bpm terrain, Sam Kerridge proves an apt choice to remix ‘Integer / Along The Synthetic River’, tying a Photek-style drums in Autechrean knots, while Nahash reorganises ‘Plasma Sunrise’ with a sack of gabber bass hits, and Sote impresses most with a Persian Electro-Acoustic rework of ‘Lab White’, diffused into glorious hyperspace harmonics.