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Boomkat Product Review:
Transcendent material that finds legendary experimental turntablist Philip Jeck using dubplates from Mamiffer's Faith Collocia and distorting them into a hazy, ambient fog of texture and tone.
Jeck met Collocia in Seattle back in 2016, where she asked if he'd be interested in working with some recordings that she'd been collecting over the years. She sent him cassette recordings made from 2015-2018 cut to dubplates, but while Jeck liked them, he felt unable to add anything he thought was particularly worthwhile. Last year in lockdown, Jeck approached the material again and had a breakthrough, reshaping them into music that surprised both artists.
Collocia's source material was recorded when her son was a newborn and formed during naptimes, so the sounds embody a blissful peacefulness while swerving any corny lullaby signifiers. Jeck's additions of reverb and vinyl treatment push the sounds into haunted landscapes, retaining the essence of Collocia's material but giving them new depth and texture. 'Stardust' is a satisfying meeting of minds, and a perfect middle ground between both artists' strengths. Collocia's raw emotional weight and Jeck's emphasis on sound and methodology is a match made in heaven.