Hall's second release for his own Wild Oats imprint is no exception. The A-side, a collaborative track done with a group called Bsmnt City Anymle Kontrol—which includes the recently deceased son of Amp Fiddler—moves along as if by sheer will. The group's ramshackle production is loose, meandering and free, with Fiddler's sure-handed drumming giving room for keyboard solos from Hall that sound as potent and as gloriously indulgent as any guitar god.
Hall turns up by himself on the other side, dropping weird science over "Love Kontrol" and "OatnOut." The former grooves like a fart-y hip-hop track—in a good way—slowly unraveling its abstract wares, while the latter gets even stranger in pushing its keyboard loops out from underneath a mess of sonic floatsam composed of other miniature keyboard and percussion loops. Somehow, though, Hall keeps both together, forcing the weirdness to work with the beat, or productively against it. Whatever it is, it sounds different: And that's a very good thing.