Maybe This Is Something You Should Think About (14:22)
Review: Earlier in the year, Jonny Nash and Diego Herrera (AKA Suzanne Kraft) debuted their MATStudio project, a collage style affair featuring lengthy tracks built out of fragments of "improvisations, experiments and accidents". This speedy follow-up is arguably even better than its predecessor, at least in our eyes. There's something particularly wondrous about A-side "The Perishable Imagination", a sublime 14-minute journey through processed ambient electronics, delay-laden acoustic guitars and droning effects that subtly shifts focus several times. "Maybe This Is Something You Should Think About" slowly throbs and pulses before softly unfurling via trademark Jonny Nash guitars, scattergun Autechre-esque beats and intergalactic electronics. Lie down, zone out and enjoy.
Review: Following up a pair of great collaborative albums by Suzanne Kraft - with the Antinote affiliated D.K. last month and the wonderful Passive Aggressive LP with label boss Jonny Nash, Melody As Truth now present Danish producer Palta. Probably most known to people under his real name Natal Zaks, he also creates music as Aebeloe and as Central - the latter has seen him release on tastemaker labels such as Dekmantel. With his debut release for the label, entitled 'Universel', Palta was best described as a sound painter, of sorts. That talent is on display again here on this new EP. From the tripped out tribal tropicalism of "Tabt Optagelse", the cavernous free fall of "Pa Gensyn" to the the 10 minutes of complete and utter bliss that is "Optagelse 16A" which is a highly detailed and evocative journey into the soul that will have you craving for more.