Mike Shannon ‎– Slight Of Hand

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FIM 230 Mike Shannon Slight Of Hand(2x12", Album) Force Inc. Music Works FIM 230 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
FIM-1-062 Mike Shannon Slight Of Hand(CD, Album) Force Inc. Music Works FIM-1-062 Germany 2002 Sell This Version

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scoundrel

June 9, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Slight Of Hand, CD, Album, FIM-1-062

Coolly funky tech-house from Mike Shannon on his album SLIGHT OF HAND. While none of these tracks are obvious dancefloor stormers (though the latter half of the album have tracks that emphasize a strong, propulsive rhythm), they have a subtle quality that blends thumping Chain Reaction-style minimalism with a pronounced melodic sense. Listen to how the tone shifts on “Unexpected Vengeance” or the wavering brightness on “Drool String Espresso.” “Nostalgic Inhale” has a warmth that creeps in halfway through the more mechanical structure, while “Scorpio Libido” thumps straightforwardly. But the closer, “Humid,” has an unforeseen jazziness to it that almost makes it seem out of place. But to slip it in as unobtrusively as Shannon has, well, maybe it’s just more sleight of hand.

January 1, 2003
referencing Slight Of Hand, 2x12", Album, FIM 230
In addition to operating the renowned label Cynosure, Mike Shannon is one of Canada's most respected and prominent techno DJs and producers. His debut for Force Inc., "Slight Of Hand" is a collection of new material that explores the balance of Detroit's vigorous techno community and the sway of contemporary German microhouse. Deep, lush and leaning to the darker side of life, Shannon emits rich textures and balances them with the rigor of great dance music.