Boomkat Product Review:
Opening with 'Besitos', Last swiftly indoctrinates his mantra of eclecticism with a two minute burst of bass-heavy water-logged rhythms, dislocated handclaps and Minimal dancehall percussion that creates a blisteringly tight introductionary note. 'Secret Society' develops with modem beats, dubbed-up vocals and haunted fairground chiming melodies before 'Badlands' fuses some of the more palatable aspects of the short-lived Doomtronica movement into a series of voices lost deep in the machine. Yet even under these leaden, overcast skies Last still has time to display his lightness of touch providing a chink of sunlight in the form of a wonderfully infectious steel band. Elsewhere 'Posca Kid' clusters around plaintive strings and crisply layered electronica whilst 'Vestigial Lines' embarks on some echo-chamber machinations with distant, half-heard vocals fed through the AFX shredder. As things come to a close Last deploys 'Makeout Stakeout' which takes an electro meat-clever to Chilly Gonzales' thrift shop reimagining of 19th Century Paris. Yet where that chose to wallow in the squalor 'Makeout Stakeout' positively embraces the bourgeois, laying waste to the gin slums and instead erecting glistening, crystalline Absinthe towers that echo to Elaine Amherd's gorgeous vocals.