Early Bloom is the second record by MYMK. What it maintains from debut album Jeopardy is a close attention to textural detail: these tracks are full of micro-tweaked electric quiver and droning tones. But these new tracks move a little further in a rhythmic direction; albeit stuttering digital rhythms. Clear vinyl release on Tiny Gods.
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As the days grow longer and the pigeons coo that much earlier, and you start to dream of your next weekend break in the Lake District, MYMK are here to bring us crashing back down to earth with their austere experimentations and ambient japes. And all goes swimmingly; tracks like ‘Young Team On Rampage’(!) rumble and micro-click along, well… ominously. And screechily, actually. And the whole thing trucks along and spins out to reveal itself as the disturbed and wearisome beast it is. The centre of this thing is not terrifying; it’s terrified. I can feel my mind imploding with every pulse. It plods on before exploding and showering us with ambient dust.
The dust is the bed for ensuing gambit ‘Among The Living’. Just what is it afraid of? Brexit campaigners? Probably not, as this guy is from Brasilia. Sunkissed gangs stealing his Mivvi? Any road up, the beast is now shivering. ‘Darn Lights’ lets slip the secret that MYMK’s preferred mode d’emploi is under cover of darkness and labyrinthine dwelling. This revelation is ensued by a particularly twitching and agoraphobic sounding ‘Body Issues’. I kid you not. This one becomes an angry buzzing with hints at delicate melody trying to seep into its hardened heart.
The whole thing is pretty absorbing, in fact. And not a little noisy. An overall win.
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