Originally posted by Palynka
Somehow I miss the ostentations jiggery and absorbing pokery...
I hear what you're saying, but I am still enjoying the album (certainly more, say, than Everything Ecstatic
) and the best bits are really good. As I said, the residency at a club has obviously fed in to the making of this new one - even I, with my epileptic octopus impression on the dancefloor would have found much of his previous output somewhat tricky to bust a move to...
Also worth a look are his collaboration with Burial and with Steve Reid. I'm not a huge
dubstep fan - for me the one big trick, though impressive, grows thin after a while - but the Burial album was great, as is this 12". Reid's a great jazz drummer - thety released three EPs/mini-albums a while back.
Hat tip to FMF for the Jaga Jazzist rec. They'd been on my radar, but had never actually listened to them before. They sometimes maybe try a little
too hard, but at their best they remind me of Tortoise at their jazziest, which is No Bad Thing.