“Ritualism” C28
(Bad Cake Records)

Amidst this chaos of beheaded source material and foggy synth modulations lies a floating bedrock of near-noddable sway, its fractured raft-guts syncing up just long enough to bang into one another to form a soggy, slippery beat or two before drifting apart again, splinters of tonality and discord littering the surrounding surface. One part sound-collage and two parts horror-movie-climax,  Papa Manzano’s “Ritualism" is a bewildering trip down scary-ry lane!


— Jacob An Kittenplan