My Company is the new single from Slime, released in advance of an album in the not-too-distant-future. Two tracks that slide around through melancholy territory, shifting significantly between toy-box xylophone, faded diva vocals and funk-bass, with a shuffling rhythm holding it all down. Very nice. Fake white label 12” on Weird World.
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With a name like Slime, I expected the most German necrotechno filth, not a dusty laid back downtempo groover. You can’t exactly get chilled-out slime, or jazzy slime can you? Ah well, don’t judge a book etc etc. Just covering my mistake for not having heard of this guy before.
Will Archer, the man behind the mask, is a sort of indie-jazzy-hiphop beatmaker that seems to be perpetually shrouded in cigarette smoke and virtual jazz trios, with a voice not unlike the Mount Kimbie boys. This would fit quite well within Crooks & Lovers actually, albeit with a loungier vibe, featuring heavy use of funky bass, scratchy cajon-like drum sounds, xylophone ornaments and some smooth electric piano. Some muted brass and guitars join on the flip for what is essentially a Jai Paul tune but not quite as muffled. Emotional strings segue this one on to its natural end, and the end of any night in general. I’m actually pretty glad that this isn’t necrotechno, great stuff, Slime.
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