Subsphere Review of Guardian Angel / Catharsis (DFA003)
"Manifold basses in scruffy fashion and rapid alteration and one of those delicious eighties snares that recently killed Tom Cruise in Oblivion"from Subsphere.net
Raw and controlled at the same time, at times a little arbitrary and always with a tendency towards the dramatic, US producer Matt McGowan presents his second release in two weeks and thus drops another two specimen of his Arizona speciality neurofunk:Guardian Angel commences passionately with a stringy mixture of Purcell andKlepacki before culminating into a nice and groovy potpourri of accidic bass, fluffy drums and the one or other slice of synth. The flipside Catharsis is a heavy drumfunk roller that mostly sways between its compelling and big half-time and rather enthralling main part. Manifold basses in scruffy fashion and rapid alteration and one of those delicious eighties snares that recently killed Tom Cruise in Oblivion round off the tune, and all in all you’re left with a dozen very interesting minutes here: Crude, but distinct; and different – Matt McGowan definitely goes his own way, and I for one am quite curious where that will lead him.
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