Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Live @ Scand - Silicon Scally (Electrix)

Title: Live @ Scand
Artist: Silicon Scally
Label: Electrix
Cat Number: ELECTRIX012
Genre: Electro

1: Chrysonite
2: Emeril
3: Candensium
4: Fervidium
5: Mordite
6: Plugneum
7: Antrium
8: Omegon

Hot on the heels of the first part his recently released retrospective on For Those That Knoe, Silicon Scally, aka Carl Finlow, has unleashed this, a collection of suitably-named tracks composed especially for a live set performed at Scand, London towards the end of last year. This is a timely release, as no one deserves the spotlight more when it comes to unfettered machine funk than Mr Finlow, because there’s always the danger that the new found interest in electro will ignore those who have been championing it for all of their long careers, in favour of focusing on today’s trend setters. Finlow is a stalwart though, who thankfully shows no signs of flagging. The eight tracks on here epitomize a particular approach to the genre which will resonate with anyone who has more than a passing interest in not only the intricacies of the music in question, but also the waves of bass heaviness which characterize so much of the depths of classic raving. It’s difficult to pick a favourite, so I won’t; just take my word for it. This is a great release from someone who continually scales the heights and doesn’t want to come down.

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