Deadline Paranoia

2/3
Deadline Paranoia
2/3

It’s Deadline Paranoia time again…the Ongehoord label’s planned three-part survey of this (un)forgotten ’80s Amsterdam underground unit reaches vol.2, and it’s an absolute KILLER. Anyone who responded to the studio-real-cloudy downer-jazz of Vol.1 will find the vibe reassuringly familiar - rootical basslines, open-ended song structures, drum-hits tumbling through infinite delay - but the reggae influence is much more acute, the (s)weeping synths more pronounced, the production generally crisper and abstract-tending, the whole thing less obviously the work of a band. Moving seamlessly from passages of suppurating, quasi-tropical ambient dread a la O Yuki Conjugate or Serge Bulot, to rolling aqueous dubscapes in finest Flying Lizards / Jah Lloyd style, and, in ‘Lobi Fu Jah’, ultra-minimal techno-grounation that sounds like Rhythm & Sound and Tikiman got it together a decade early (not shitting you!). Essential. 

£17.99