Boomkat Product Review:
Kassem Mosse, Mix Mup and Tapes = Zigtrax on their seductively woozy debut LP for Workshop
Vibing out on hardware in a deliciously red-eyed style, the trio’s intimate studio familiarity bleeds thru in eight slompy and horizontally-inclined moves smartly informed by jazz and ambient and connected by deft dub sensibilities. The LP follows very much in the vein of Zigtrax’ ‘Live in Zig’ (as in Leipzig) tape for Kassem Mosse’s Ominira label, exploring a low lit and low key, conversational trade of ideas unloaded from drum machines, synths and samplers, all executed live and in-the-moment with seemingly little edits.
Although there are strong dance cuts tucked away in the B-side’s grubby, rub-a-dub chuggers, the overall feel is set to be consumed in a single sitting in domestic situation or wherever the mood takes you, stretching from gorgeous BoC-like pads to supremely blunted, bong-bubble dynamics and bumbling drums a la Theo Parrish’s ‘Dance of the Drunken Drums’ in a deeply charming style primed for rolling on the carpet in luxury sportswear.