Boomkat Product Review:
Lea Cho and Russ Waterhouse follow up last year's Laraaji collaboration for FRKWYS with a characteristically free-roaming and intriguing set of instrumental psyche jams. Charmingly dreamy, loose and lushly spirited, on 'Valley Tangents' they wash guitar, synth and honky tonk piano keys like coloured oils and sand over a tape canvas. Starting at the breezy heights of shuffling drums and expressive cascade of keys and fuzzy guitar counterpart on 'Love's A Rondo', the landscape begins to warp as the terrain become more uneven on the motorik 'Iron Pigs', and 'Opium Den/Fade To Blue' eases off at a panoramic view of synthetic flutes and roiling bass. At 'Walking Robin' we're spun out with palmed harpsichord and trickling keys on a soggy preset groove that wouldn't sound out of place in one of Hype Williams' more esoteric episodes, arriving us at the beautifully serene solo piano and tape noise of 'Open Air' and a fonky jammer called 'Gypsum'. What a delightful album!