Boomkat Product Review:
JSMË catch Nina at her most viscous and unsettling with Uvijek; a strong new addition to the Golden Püdel resident’s illustrious streak of mixtapes including numbers for BEB’s Krokodilo Tapes and Id Mud series, and V I S - the Hamburg-based label she runs with Good News.
A descent into psychoactive darkness or an elevation of exploratory sound practice, depending on your perspective, Uvijek finds Nina defying any easy grasp of putative drone and concrète dichotomies by keeping everything in a constant liminal flux or state of mental mulch.
She spends the first 45 minutes dredging up sounds lesser heard (and even harder identified) into a reverberating, shapeless organism urged by a thrumming systolic pulse up to the mid-way point, when fractured breaks and rusty, shivering percussion begin to infiltrate its sound sphere, joined by fetid black metal and choked-up north american industrial tones which pinch on the nerves like imagined crack bugs swarming on their next puss filled meal, then proceeding to infect and inflame the senses with metastasising certainty.
If there was any doubt as to Nina’s indomitable skill as a selector and silent narrator of thee grimmest mixtape odysseys, this one will tuck you in, pat you on the brow, and then make sure the leather ankle and wrist straps are firmly locked in place. And you’re in for a sound night…