Press

IndieRocks  (Andres Angeles, Aug 30, 2018) [for Turning Jewels Into Water]
[translated] “Ghostly voices, dislocated beats and a digital amalgam flow within their songs along with mutant dubs, polyrhythmic percussions and interferences produced by synthesizers and futuristic turntables.”

“Voces fantasmales, beats dislocados y una amalgama digital fluyen dentro de sus canciones junto con dubs mutantes, percusiones polirítmicas e interferencias producidos por sintetizadores y tornamesas futuristas.” Read More…

Noisey|Vice (Interview/Luis Cleriga, Aug 21, 2018) [for Turning Jewels Into Water]
[translated] “Together, Turning Jewels Into Water create a microcosm that gives a breath of freshness to the rhythms that permeate current electronics and the post-digital universe.”

“Juntos, como Turning Jewels Into Water, crean un microcosmos que le da una bocanada de frescura a los ritmos negros que permean la electrónica actual y el universo post-digital.” Read More…

Ultramarinos (Aug 22, 2018) [for Turning Jewels Into Water]
[translated] “The project of Ravish and Val has penance in its name: Turning Jewels Into Water, transforming jazz into electronic music, turning dance into ritual and yes, turning realities into a single jewel, since talking about them also implies talking about the migration; of two people outside their country turning their talent into something as essential as water.”

“El proyecto de Ravish y Val lleva en el nombre la penitencia: transformar las joyas en agua, transformar el jazz en música electrónica, convertir el baile en ritual y sí, convertir las realidades en una sola joya, pues hablar de ellos también implica hablar de la migración; de dos personas fuera de su país convirtiendo su talento en algo tan esencial como el agua.” Read More…

Vans|MX  (Yannick SM, Aug 13, 2018) [for Turning Jewels Into Water]
[translated] “The elements that at times sink us into a spiritual terrain also suggest nuances in the background, but above all, they are the clear example of how different artistic discourses can be perfectly congenial to accommodate new creative possibilities.”

“Los elementos que por momentos nos hunden un terreno espiritual, también sugieren matices ambientales de fondo, pero sobre todo, son el claro ejemplo de cómo discursos artísticos diferentes pueden congeniar perfectamente para dar cabida a nuevas posibilidades creativas.”  Read More…

Deposito Sonoro  (DS Staff, July 16  2018) [for Turning Jewels Into Water]
[translated] “Thus, Turning Jewels Into Water is a new beginning with futuristic roots that give rise to mutant dubs, sine waves, polyrhythmic percussions and static interferences of an aerial console, through haunted turntables and post-apocalyptic synthesizers fused in the legacy of jazz, the illbient and the Afroelectronics.”

“Así, Turning JewelsInto Water es un nuevo inicio con raíces futuristas que dan lugar a dubs mutantes, ondas senoidales, percusiones polirrítmicas e interferencias estáticas de una consola áerea, mediante tornamesas embrujadas y sintetizadores post-apocalípticos fundidos en la herencia del jazz, el illbient y laafroelectrónica” Read More…

TheAnswerIsInTheBeat (For Turning Jewels Into Water)
Percussionist Ravish Momin and Haitian turntablist Val Jeanty (aka Val-Inc) present a brief but potent EP of broken rhythms and lost afterlife transmissions. With eerie voices asking existentialist questions and diced up on a turntable, and heavy, unsteady beats booming on top, this sounds like the ’90s WordSound illbient scene updated for the era of footwork, Principe Discos, and Nyege Nyege Tapes. Not coincidentally, two producers from the latter label remixed the title track, although one of the mixes is digital-only. Slikback’s remix reminds me of Addison Groove’s juke/dubstep crossover tracks from nearly a decade ago. “Lights Below the Water” houses fractured earth rhythms, and “Vishwas” is an absolutely heavy bass killer, shaking right down to the foundation and responding with snapping snares and dubbed-up b-boy chants. Then it all builds up to a near panic attack before the very end. Read More…

 

BBC Leigh Patterson (for Val-Inc)
“From her Brooklyn loft, Haitian musician Val-INC. (Val Jeanty) mixes traditional drumbeats with mechanical gears, creating a funky fusion that she calls “voodoo electronica.” The music is her way of connecting with her roots and her ancestors, Jeanty says. Drawing from the voodoo religion, Val recreates the rhythm and pulse of Haiti through ancient beats. ”   Read More… 
 
Columbia Times  Vincent Harris (for Ravish Momin)
“Watching Ravish Momin play is a bewildering experience. Drums are supposed to be a non-melodic instrument, yet as he sits alone onstage playing his kit, you can hear eerie, spectral tunes emanating from somewhere. There are vocal samples and looped beats flying through the air, too, but by now the average music fan knows what a musician can do with effects and pedals to create those elements. This is something different. It’s a percussionist creating his own musical world, triggering electronic effects in a way that works them into his relentlessly propulsive playing. “  Read More…