Boomkat Product Review:
Optimo don, JD Twitch embarks on a series of mixtape mooches with ‘Ultragoth’, a C90 sequence inspired by the very occasional clubnight of the same name.
Inspired by his regular walking missions around Glasgow during lockdown, accompanied by a recently rediscovered personal cassette player, Twitch extends an unmissable invitation to join him on his journey with a collection of songs that have soundtracked the sights of his singular home city. These soundtracks, he says, “saved my sanity, helped me get my inspiration back, kept me fit and made me see Glasgow through new eyes”.
Trust his conception of ‘Ultragoth’ is darkly immaculate; 90 minutes of music primed for stalking local Necropolises and cemeteries in Spring, studded with a broad range of gems under the goth parasol that range from the bleeding obvious to brilliantly obscure, but all helming to a very fine line of maudlin, Northerly angst, beauty and emotive drive that nails the vibe to a cross.
From death croak rattles by radical experimentalists to **thee** cover of ‘The Snowman’, thru furrowed cold wave from the North Ridings, encompassing brooding pop, industrial electronics, and dark ambient ethers; the selection is made to suck you right in and then keeps you trotting for the duration, dialling up memories of mixtape mooches from bygone, pre-iPod eras.
All going to plan, JD Twitch will issue one mixtape a month for the next 10 months, so have yr trigger fingers ready.