Boomkat Product Review:
Alter reprise a fruitful relationship with Jamal Moss aka Hieroglyphic Being on this revelatory EP. The bass-heavy balancing of two tracks on the A-side possibly marks a new phase in Jamal's oeuvre. While still clouded with mystic interference, his title track, 'The Electronic Belt' is driven by a much bolder, upfront pump than we're used to, with a rolling bassline that only just redlines into distortion while the hi-hats and chiming kosmic kaos are tempered and mixed neatly to the upper registers. Equally, 'The Man With The Red Rhythm' feels unusually poised in the mix, for what we're used to, again pushing the bass clean and low whilst foregrounding the cowbells and swirling organ front and centre. They feel dare-we-say, almost European, like a much rougher version of Tobias productions, yet effectively, authentically Chicagoan and all that implies. Flipside, astral jakker 'The Ischiadic Never' plays to expectations with a palpable absence of bass heft letting his stratospheric synthlines cavort in mind-bending abstract shapes at altitudes you'll only fathom with eyes rolled right back in your bonce.