JFK - Weapon Design LP
Label: Fourth Dimension
The very latest from Ramleh's Anthony Di Franco, whose long-running solo JFK project has been dedicated to the kind of concrete-mixed rhythmic pummel countless others would almost kill for since the cassette network culture of the 1980s. It's an immersive sound that, naturally, shares a little common ground with Ramleh yet emphasizes the monstrous chasms that can be drawn from a sturdy combo of bass-churn and galvanized beats. Whilst the labyrinthine textures beamed in from steelworks remain very much suggestive of a charred psychedelia twisted way beyond any stupid hippie dream, JFK's work remains hewn with a distinctive edge at once uncompromising and agile enough to pull you in without the slightest hint of a protest. Music perfect for the age always hinted at when younger by pessimistic sci-fi films that we sometimes appear to be living in... Eight devastating tracks mastered and cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy, London.