Lazy Magnet is the preferred recording name of Jeremy Harris, a keyboard-and-beat machine explorer who pivots between subtly shifting drones and playfully kaleidoscopic rhythm sequences at will. As though Lazy Magnet's output weren't diffuse enough, Harris, a recent Chapel Hill transplant, has just begun to make florid electronica under the name Jerome. This gig is the release party for an excellent new 12" of driving techno bliss, just out on Atlanta upstart CGI Records. These complementary tunes balance Harris' direct and diffuse impulses well, with thrilling four-on-the-floor passes that step down into rumbling bass workouts and, in moments of pure heat, back up again. Georgia's Jeff Zagers is a saxophonist, drummer, crooner, producer and keyboardist who often folds all of those skills into sets of surreal smoothness.
—Grayson Haver Currin