Jonny Oso: City Fresh tape (Pastel Voids, 2016)

December 11, 2016 at 5:44 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Jonny Oso: City Fresh tape

Jonny Oso: City Fresh tape

I didn’t get around to reviewing the first Jonny Oso EP earlier this year, but it was an instantly winning piece of rave nostalgia. This tape is longer and a bit more developed, and it’s also loads of fun. The tracks generally feature light breakbeats and warm chords, and they progress but don’t get too out of bounds for 6 or 7 minutes apiece. “Oh Ya!” is more frenetic and Baltimore-esque, and “Looking For the Greatest” is a bit more loony, but others are calmer. Even the drum’n’bass track “A Life Force” is atmospheric enough to be a Good Looking Records 12″ from 1996. “Unknown People’s All Right” balances wild rave fervor and choppy breakbeats with calming pads, arriving close to Meat Beat territory. Grab it at Pastel Voids’ Bandcamp.

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