Review: We now dive into a very interesting selection from the T4T LUV NRG crew as they welcome Bored Lord inside for four tracks of post-breaks influenced creativity. The introduction of 'Everyday Together' sees a cool fusion of eerie vocal slices, hardcore chord samples, rattling drum breaks and a well processed body to give us an umphy start. Next, the place slows significantly for 'GNC NRG', a super choppy exhibition in breakbeat energy, before the dizzying disco drums and swirling arpeggio synths of 'Women's Wisdom' take us down a different direction altogether. Finally, we witness more originality on display as the pleasing pad melodies and choppy rhythms of 'So In Luv' round off the EP with an additional dash of delicacy for a perfect wind down.
Review: Maya Bouldry-Morrison's first Octo Octa outing of 2021 is, as expected, rather good. Appearing on the T4T LUV NRG imprint she founded with life partner Eris Drew, the EP's three tracks wrap typically psychedelic and kaleidoscopic electronic sounds around tried-and-tested, club-ready grooves. While closing cut 'Spell For Nature' is a slow-build affair seemingly designed to begin sets - think long ambient intros, glassy-eyed distant piano sounds, whispered vocals and increasingly prominent beats - both 'Goddess Calling' and 'Find Your Way Home' are as tough as they are hallucinatory. Both see Bouldry-Morrison wrap drowsy pads and twisted electronic motifs around a mixture of crunchy house drums, sweaty breakbeats and - for a few heady moments - grooves seemingly inspired by early psy-trance.