Boomkat Product Review:
Samoyed comes in from the Scottish cold with a cockle-warming suite of electronic soul wrapped up in de-glazed ‘80s machine funk, cinematic synth strokes and 4-track tape hiss.
After making his introductions thru Flask in 2008, his 2nd long-player also appears via the regenerated imprint, closely following and building on the themes of 2008’s Always From This Point, rather than the wobbly dance floor styles of his three 12” singles with Jacques Greene’s Vase, Lukid’s Glum, or the Astro:Dynamics label.
It’s a slowly unfolding, sweetly weatherbeaten album, folding in the majestic scenery of Northern Scotland thru field recordings and spirit, and whilst also tending to inner dimensions with classy digital reverbs and synthetic soul glow.
Imagine the decayed soundtrack to a scrapped-in-the-works John Hughes movie made by a major fan of The Cure’s Disintegration and Talk Talk, and you’ve got a hearty measure of this record’s appeal.