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Album review of Feingold – Nuff Zang

review of Feingold Nuff Zang on Cone Magazine

After his most recent 12” release on Apron, Montreal producer and Temple Records affiliate Adam Feingold returns with “Nuff Zang”, a more explorative project through textures and zen.

Drawing on dub and ambient elements, this 43 minute release is a multi faceted compilation of after hours ‘back to mine’ easy listening, club ready four to the floor groove criminals, and meditative textures for the self. 

Adam Feingold created this album at both night and day, either sitting down, lying in bed, or stood up. You can hear the duality in their stylistic themes. Holistically, the album bridges the divide of home and nightclub.

The album is introduced with the ethereal dubbed-out “Night of scorpio”. This burns loosely into the heavily delayed vocal sample of “Palo Santo”, with its crunchy hand claps, thick dubby baseline and elegantly flanged synth stabs. 

Things take on a more jungle orientated angle with the LTJ Bukem style “Peace, God”, and the familiar amen breaks of “Back to earth”. However, as the heavily compressed 909 kick drum of Reflex fades in, you realise Adam Feingold can really churn out club ready tracks. With its chugging groove and hazy, spaced-out blanket of textures, this was easily one of my favourite records on the album. 

The monochrome rattle of “Don’t Fuck With My Chi” paradoxically disrupts any induced zen with yet another club ready record. But yet again Feingold, displaces this energy against the serene backdrop of the cold winter morning that is “Zang”. This offers space in the mind for the album to close with “Offering”,  a distant and incense-choked slow burner of dub spot haze.

Nuff Zang releases on 1080P records 21st April, and comes in pro-dubbed chrome plus Cassette + Digital Download. You can pre-order the album via there website here

 

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