Boomkat Product Review:
Fatima Al Qadiri, Jasss, Florian Kupfer, Ben Frost, and Luis Da Silva reorganise highlights of Alva Noto’s 2018 album, ‘Unieqav’
The artists variously expand on the album’s brooding cinematic and dancefloor themes in a mixture of anticipated and unexpected ways. Fatima Al Qadiri turns ‘Uni Sub’ into a stately transition from brassy fanfare to rolling electro, whereas Ben frost surprises with a driving techno take on ‘Uni Normal’ powered by an increasingly unruly core of pounding bass. Jasss arguably serves the biggest highlight, turning ‘Uni Blue’ into a staggering, hair-kissing breakbeat electro epic recalling late ‘90s Ae, while Florian Kupfer turns the same elements into a squeaky techno slammer.