Review: Slam – Rotary/Catacombs E.P

There aren’t many record labels of any genre that make it to 400 releases, so Scottish duo Slam should be proud to usher their own Soma records into that prestigious group with the release of their “Rotary/Catacoustics” E.P!

On the A-Side ‘Rotary’ provides us with a straight up raw as roadkill analog slow burner, punchy high res kick and a simple lead that starts off bouncing about nicely but slowly morphs into something dirty distorted but with lots of movement, some slight variation on the high hat and that’s it, no beating around the bush!

‘Catacoustics’ on side B offers slight less in you face number, some delayed sci-fiesque bells provide a solid platform on which a shaker flitters up and down through a stereo widening effect which in my imagination is what spine shivers would sound like rendered in sound. A sturdy release all in all, congratulations to Soma for 21 years of releases!

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