Boomkat Product Review:
Where To Now? have caught something really special in their net; an evocative suite of Plunderphonic edits sourced from a haul of worn classical records and brought back to the life in the woozy spirit of The Caretaker, Mark Leckey and Wolfgang Voigt's GAS.
Sourced entirely from a bag of records picked up in Vienna - U’s sampler and EQ modules becomes a craft knife, filleting fragments from hundreds of years of musical history for choice phrases which are consequently warped into 16 deeply absorbing soundscapes.
He’s certainly not the first person to do this, as Wolfgang Voigt, The Caretaker, People Like Us and many others have done before him; but the way in which U isolates and manipulates his sample banks is strongly redolent of OG rave producers getting giddy with the pitch as much as Steve Reich’s phasing repetitions, whilst also recalling the uncanny nostalgia of Mark Leckey’s dreamlike, collaged soundtracks, and even the more bilious moments of contemporary club constructions by Rabit or Elysia Crampton.
This is a record to get really, deeply lost within....