Boomkat Product Review:
Ruddiest acid house buggers from James Booth, channelling the stickiest, most effective darkroom house elements of his 12”s and LP for 100% Silk, Farbwechsel and Church into the first release on his Share XL label (google it..).
For the most part, Share XL finds Booth decluttering the more sickly sweet synth arrangements in favour of lean, experimental grooves and abstracted electronic contours, resulting a smart piece of pendulous, distended acid in KRUELL, and some super deep and rugged modular torque in LAX.
O.I.L. holds the centreground with a warm flush of chords more familiar to his previous releases, but it’s back to the abstract fizzing structures with the nervy electro of M.X.M., and a brittle boned jacker named STUDD.