Boomkat Product Review:
After the Metro Area flirtations of last year's 'Miami Nooch' 7", LJ Kruzer (aka Steve Fiske) has hung up his dancing shoes to produce an album that will thrill anyone with a taste for L. Pierre, Bola or Arovane. Opening with the title track, 'This Is How I Write' introduces its intentions through 3 and a half minutes of electronic ice, Rob sunshine and BOC vocal samples that establishes a thoroughly laid-back feel and welcoming ambience, that nonetheless hints at a well concealed malignant underbelly... You want cascading electronics? You got it ('Portune'). You want IDM-coloured atmospherics? Receiving loud and clear ('Black Bossa'). Some wonky folktronica that appropriates the naive charm of Badly Drawn Boy's early EP releases? No bother ('Parleyvoo'). In fact 'This Is How I Write' is bulging with electronica treats from beginning to end with Fiske choosing to augment his undeniably gorgeous collection of compositions with a piercing vein of digital acumen that can often be lacking from such releases. Very nice indeed.