“Concretions are found all over the world, where heavily mineral-rich water acts as a sort of cement to fill the porosity of sedimentary rock.
The mineral cement is considerably more resistant to weathering than the host stratum, and over time will gradually be left exposed, most usually in an ovoid or spherical form.
Examples of such concretions are the Moeraki boulders of New Zealand, the Cannonball concretions of North Dakota and the Kansas Pop Rocks of the Smoky Hill Chalk member of the Niobara Formation; but by far the most spectacular, otherworldly and beautifully aesthetic are those known as “gogottes” found in the Oligocene formation at Fontainebleau, onetime home of the French monarchy.”
Toronto’s Dan Only brings some rough n’ tuff rhythms to the mystifying New Kanada label. “Banged Out Funk” holds four floor-ready tracks that each have their own uniqueness for different situations while all working cohesively as a unit. The EP’s aesthetic is rough – rife with lo-fi fuzz which gets consciously worked in as percussion – but also pensive and well thought through. Long ambient backings provide the glue while each section comes in perfectly placed overtop. All in all, an extremely versatile EP, and enjoyable listen fully through.
“Banged Out Funk EP” released November 20, 2017 on New Kanada