Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Silicone Soul - Alive From The Opium Den

Silicone Soul Alive From The Opium DenSilicone Soul releases don't come along very often, but when they do, you can pretty much guarantee they're going to be of the highest quality. This latest EP from the Scottish twosome is no exception.

The title track is a druggy, chuggy tech-houser with a very, very slightly tribal feel to the drums and an insistent male vocal chanting the title. Put it like that it doesn't sound like much, but play it loud and it'll slay 'em for sure… all eight minutes of it, particularly when you get to the end and the horror film (Vincent Price?) speech samples come in.

You also get two mixes of Time Mariner's Mirrour (sic). The original does the slightly-tribal thing with the drums again, adds some Eastern-sounding instrumentation and really ain't nothing but a groove – albeit an effective one – but I'm personally more taken with Kiki's Darkroom Dub, from the Bpitch Control dude, which goes through the door marked 'less is more' and will be perfect for those late/early moments on afterhours floors.

Out: This week

About: This is of course on Silicone Soul's own Darkroom Dubs label – in fact its their 50th release, so happy anniversary guys! You can find Darkroom Dubs on Facebook and MySpace, or visit the Bpitch Control site for more on Kiki.

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