Boomkat Product Review:
Kevin “The Bug” Martin frames Miss Red in an OOBE-like haunted dancehall style for his Pressure label.
A dominant force on the label already, and a central muse for Martin, Miss Red returns to supply a forlorn, ghostly presence with ‘The Four Bodies’ EP. Her shatterproof tenor floats sweetly over the minor key menace and dembow bumps of ’Shut In Your Head’, before ‘Loco’ pulls her fwd, nagging on a revving, sputtering piece of heavy riddim machinery, ‘Loco’.
But from there it gets very maudlin with the dread lament of ‘Don’t Text Back’ sung in a cracked and detached patina of voices over synthetic nyabinghi, and ‘Prayers’ jettisons the riddim entirely to vapourise Red into a hall-of-mirrors, glossolalic drift, something like Burial meets Grouper.