PRAH Recordings (label)
22 October 2019 (released)
22 October 2019
Nominally known for his collaborative escapades with pigeon-English cul-de-sac street-laureate Kate Tempest, King of the Mods Paul Weller and urbanista Kwes, Margate native Raven strikes alone on 'Jeté' (French for ‘jump’) on this new E.P. comprised of four songs of cut ‘n’ paste tastes, plundersonics and ambience environs.
Opener ‘U Should Have Told Me’ is a steady-heady eight-minute eerie- series of bloops more than the sum of its parts. A trance-house amalgam of processed beats with an analogue folk-acapella that creates a spooky juncture-puncture of past and present.
‘DRM’ is a warping Mr Oizoesque subsonic squelcher, perfect for those chilled up pilled out come up breakdown times. There’s a hint of Laurie Anderson’s 1982 chart-screwball ‘O Superman’ on ‘Mifami’ (named for a World of Warcraft entity?); distorted human sounds set to a hypnotic builder's brew.
‘Floss’ is the standout. Found sounds manipulated to wyrd and wiry effect, it echo-evokes The Real Tuesday Weld’s 2003 curioddity ‘Bathtime in Clerkenwell’.
Dancing music for contemplating to. Thinking music for mental contortionism. Kinetic balletic rhythm and moves.