Thursday, 5 May 2011
Review: Boddika - 2727 EP
First impressions: wow.
This is the best release I have bought in a LONG time - and not just for the music.
The physical product is brilliant, full gate folded sleeve complete with amazing artwork inside. All printed on a really weighty card with a glossy finish, really sets the product apart from the rest.
Brilliant art direction as always, keeping in like with the rest of Boddika's typeography and visual langage as previous Swamp81 releases - the end product here is really well made and complete. No corners cut.
Then theres the tunes - fantastic 4 records indeed. Tribal beats, analogue synth mastery and agressive high-hats. All on the 4x4, housey tip with triplets coming from garage influence, with techno and acid influenced melodys to accompany the big booming 808 basslines.
There are two 12" plates, both a nice, think weighty plate with deep, clear grooves cut. Again, nothing skimped on here. This is vinyl done properly.
I'm not actually going to review the music as such - mainly because I find all music reviews end up to be pseudo-artistic waffle - it was more the product I wanted to talk about - i'll let you guys check the music if you want.