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’Time’ is a bounty of restlessly brilliant, kaleidoscopic rhythm experiments from China Town, NY’s Georgia aka Brian Close and Justin Tripp, for the jazzy freaks at Edinburgh’s Firecracker label.
Marking up their first LP proper since 2016’s brilliant ‘All Kind Music’, Close and Tripp return with a crisply enhanced psychedelic keen and temporal slip to their sound after testing this looser form on various tapes and EP's over the past 18 months. Across the 13 tracks of ‘Time’ they inimitably work within this framework to develop a polymetric swerve and style of colouring-outside-the-lines that uniquely acknowledges traditional African tribal musics in the same breath as Footwork, Singeli, and the beat-freaking suss of Don’t DJ or Rian Treanor; It’s hyper-jazz, free-techno, and 4.1-world musique concrète simultaneously.
Cutting around the everything-at-once flatlands of modern culture’s prevailing reference points, they dare to imagine and weave previously impossible texture/patterns, placing their finely-honed graphic designers’ sensibilities at the service of visually-stimulating sonic arrangements rife with clashes of colour and non-standard tunings bent and twysted in devilish, unsteady meters. But make no mistake, this isn’t some experiment in chucking it all in and seeing what sticks; each track tells a distinct, illusive tale that adds up the album’s strange, immersive story about a parallel dimension very similar to our own, but where things happen and move a bit differently.