Boomkat Product Review:
Modern day shamen Zomby & Burial return to the site of their most convincing visions with Sweetz for Hyperdub.
Sparked off Zomby’s 4th album, Ultra - arguably his most concise, distinguished LP since Where Were U In ’92 - the vibe is non-linear and hazy as f**k, playing out exactly the kind of furtive, paranoid, late night skulk that we’d hoped for.
Whilst unmistakably UK, its easy to detect influence from turnt US trap and druggy SA Gqom woven into its fractious mise-en-scene of crackling lighters, lone owls and muezzin chorales smudged with drizzle and ganja smoke, perfectly hovering beyond the ‘floor in a furrowed, fugged-up headspace all of their own.
Seriously, they need to do a whole album of this stuff together, or at least get some soundtrack commissions for the next Neil Blomkamp or Bladerunner flick.