Lee Gamble is probably gonna end up with all the plaudits over the second half of the year for PAN, but goddamn this new James Hoff record, Blaster, is incredible. “Erblast” is painful. Frequencies shift all over the place, lighting ear canals and subwoofers on fire at every turn. Hoff never loses control even if it feels as though the machines are riding him and not the other way around at times, but that’s all by design. Every time I hear this I am drawn back to when I was a kid and my dad’s dot matrix printer went absolutely fucking insane, spitting out paper everywhere. This sounds like that in a far more awesome way.
Blaster is out now on PAN.