Boomkat Product Review:
Conga Square debut on the ace Palto Flats label (Woo, Midori Takada, Roland Young, Yasuaki Shimzu) with three tracks that sound like they’re distilling all the label’s previous angles into one record. It should come as little surprise after listening that Conga Square includes a member of NYC’s Georgia in their midst, for a sound comparable with a range of styles from Tolouse Low Trax to YPY, or Pekka Airaksinen via Don’t DJ.
The A-side’s Fifth season is a charmingly slompy 9 minute psychedelic burner revolving grubbing bass, wigged-out microtonal synth fuss and percussion that sounds like it was recorded independently, out of time in the next room. B-side, the combination of avian flutes and bass pressure in Raiders recalls the vibes on Ka Baird’s recent Sapropelic Pycnic side gone deeper into the echo chamber, and Secada Mondatta digs in somewhere between the modular eyes of Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe for damn good measure.