Slime is the project of Newcastle solo artist Will Archer, who presents his debut with this here album Company. Slinky slow jams refracted through modern indie-electronica production tactics seem to be the order of the day here. Available as standard record or CD, or as independents-only white vinyl with a bonus Slime mixtape!
7/10 Clinton Staff review, 11 August 2015
Having listened to this record this morning with fresh ears I branded it merely "ok” but after the tosh those same ears have been subjected to this afternoon it’s now sounding more of a world beater. Still, let’s not get carried away. It’s another record of squelshy beats, soulful vocals presented in a blurred, cut up manner to file alongside all those other albums with those attributes this year.
Neither better nor worse than the recent Lapalux album it has more of a haunting quality to it. The production on the lovely ‘Striding Edge’ is expert with haunting ethereal guitar motifs, understated vocal samples and quite beautiful sax (never thought I’d ever say that did you?) It’s typical laptop fayre in that the record lacks somewhat a heart and soul. It is clean and immaculate throughout and I’m clammering for some kind of edge... but maybe that isn’t the point. This will be a sweet record to put on in those late night drinking or smoking sessions at home where you want something head-noddingly downbeat to accompany staring into space.
Fans of Burial, Jam City and Mount Kimbie could certainly do worse than to give it a whirl.
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