Boris Plotnikov is based in Ekaterinburg, Russia, and he’s a potent musician; we’ve featured him previously in our blog. This clip, rough edges and all, shows that Boris is doing some pretty cool things with his looper and various FX devices (one of which, we’re delighted to say, is a Digitech RP). A big issue in looping is creating parts that add up to a satisfying whole, and FX boxes can do a lot to help the player make sounds that blend instead of smothering each other. Boris sets a nice foundation here with chugged rhythms and low octave riffs, and then he builds on it. It’s a loose jam, but it shows you where this stuff is going.