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Most splendid new tape by world-traveller, Matt “MB” Jones. Joined on two tracks by fellow restless maniac, Mike Watt, Jones gets back into something akin to his “old swing.” The music on NOSCI NOFI returns to his avant K-Pop roots, with many dubby and psychedelic touches spattering the super catchy surface-moves he creates.
There are female co-vocals on a couple of tracks, and some Korean drumming to go along with Watt’s bass groovulation. There is also a paean to orgasmic female gushing that acknowledges the importance of vibrational assistance in achieving results, which shows that Matt has what might be called a “firm grasp” of fluid catharsis.
But there’s really only that one x-rated tune, the rest are swift, simple constructions of electro-pop readymades that will burrow into your brain faster than BTS can unzip your fly.
By dividing his time between the Connecticut River Valley and South Korea, Jones has managed to create a weird, yet fully graspable bridge between avant garde pop confectionalism and the sort of recording that make your teeth rot with their sweetness. Not sure what happens if you submerge in his tub for too long, but you’ll certainly want to get your toes damp with this one. -Byron Coley, 2020