|After the triumphant response to Lifetimes, Slams prior and severely broody single, the ears of the dance fraternity will be pricking up with interest to hear what the Glasgow duo have to offer with their second album Alien Radio. |
If the dance fraternity made up the jury at their trial the outcome would be unanimous. This album proves without a doubt that the reputation Slam have earned for themselves over the past decade through their club night and various other musical meanderings is more than warranted.
They haul in the talents of contemporaries James Lavelle (Narco Tourists), Dot Allison (Visions) and Tyrone Palmer among others to add their own musical signatures to the album but generally they keep their own style of bass heavy, resonating, breathing music at the forefront.
They take the piercing claps and nonchalant electronica of New Order and bring the sound up to date with the (then non existent) basslines of Freq Nasty, and the kind of heart wrenching verses and asymmetrical, buckled beats that only Sasha has ever managed to dream up.
Their releases may never flow thick or fast but the end result is more than worth the wait. This is music that makes sense (even if the title doesnt).