Another City Now paints MacPherson as an artist working in that crowded field of filtered funk nostalgia—compression-as-retrospection—though his production and songwriting feels more informed by modern R&B than the usual '80s touchstones. "All That You Can Stand" makes for a grandiose intro with its glossy chord vamps and indeterminate stomp, but the real show begins with the fantastic "Follow Me." That's the other thing about ANGO: dude can sing. His angelic but processed voice shouts over a compressed squirm, but the chorus is all crystal-clear croon, lost somewhere in the nether-regions of straight-up R&B and bass music.
As much as busy production works in his favour, highlight "Better for You" mellows out with gently lashing arpeggios and a slinky garage beat: his vocals are emphasized and laid out in the open, and the song's subtle Sepalcurean pulse prioritizes sensuality over velocity. Another City Now is a fine debut for a producer who has been waiting far too long for his close-up, but it's a flattering one. Mincing R&B with dance music and bolstering it all with his strong and soulful vocals, ANGO is a unique talent in a very overcrowded scene.