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 has been one of my favorites since I discovered it back in 2020. I love the concept, the music that was used and sampled, and how downright genius these sections are. Also, my favorite track on here FUCKS and it fucks HARD serverproxy
Technofeminist Emma Olsen sells her second UMFANG album short when she describes it as a set of DJ tools. Sure, "OK" is essentially a no frills affair, but there's plenty of form to go with the functionality, not to mention a highly idiosyncratic approach to song construction where the individual components of a track drop in and out of the mix seemingly at random. Techno that's experimental by design. 1080p strikes again. Nic Brown