After two floor killer records for the fantastic Principé Discos and a wicked jammy two track for FTD, Libson based three-piece Niagara make some moves in a more experimental direction for their fourth release.
A zoned out collection of peppery improvisations, all ingrained with a unique sense of urgency and anxious funk. There's a real heat coming off of these tracks; you'll start to feel the sun stinging the back of your neck if you listen for too long so you're gonna want to find a good spot of shade to settle under first.
This album is magical and transports me to a world of peace and beauty. I first heard it while driving up RT-285 into Santa Fe, NM. I could see the mountains around town blanketed by a rainstorm...the colors, the air— everything—was just indescribable, and listening to the album takes me back to that moment every time. Kevin H.
"Uncharted" is well-named. Following a couple of offbeat but melodic house tunes, a sudden, sharp left turn leads into a shady realm of volatile, lo-fi techno and friable IDM. Apparently, this is NAPster Daniel Rincon's first sortie into the world of dance music and his delight in laying waste to its protocols is evident in this obtuse treat of an album. Here there be dragons. Niccolo Brown