Slam ‎– Headstates

Soma Quality Recordings ‎– SOMA lp5
2 × Vinyl, LP

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AVCD-11469 Slam Headstates(CD, Album) Avex Trax AVCD-11469 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
SOMA LP 05 Slam Headstates(2xLP, Promo, W/Lbl) Soma Quality Recordings SOMA LP 05 UK 1996 Sell This Version
SOMA CD5 Slam Headstates(CD, Album, Promo) Soma Quality Recordings SOMA CD5 UK 1996 Sell This Version
SOMA LP 05, SOMA LP 05 LTD Slam Headstates(2xLP, Album, Ltd + 12") Soma Quality Recordings, Soma Quality Recordings SOMA LP 05, SOMA LP 05 LTD UK 1996 Sell This Version
Somamc5 Slam Headstates(Cass, Album) Soma Quality Recordings Somamc5 UK 1996 Sell This Version


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May 3, 2016

My copy also has a limited 12" included - ETERNA/ INTENSITIES. Not mentioned by anyone else.


May 15, 2014
According to Slam:
"Beneath" is a very dark, sinister filmscape. "Lowlife" was inspired by a trip to Los Angeles, watching all the gangsters and all the people getting held up in cars.


June 28, 2013
A1: Lush Techno. Album/Early set beauty. All gorgeous chords and soundscapes. It inexplicably drifts badly before the big breakdown before returning to it's previous lustre in fact more so. Denied a podium because of it's deadening meander. [NINE]
A2: Electro. Dull beats mean it's too much for the average soundscape synths to lift the track, which the acid stabs do far more effectively. At it's peak there is a coherent whole but in this strip and add format when one element is missing it's immediately ponderous. [SIX]
A3: Techno. Funky (808(?)) bassline and blissful synthwork elevate the middling synthloop to a plateau above initial expectation. Good pacing means it's more immpressive than merely competent. [EIGHT]
B1: Electronica. Exactly what you're hoping for on a techno release in album format. Creative juices flowing and unhindered by 4/4 the layers of synthwork are unleashed. Broad cinema soundtrack sounds sweep through this imaginative piece. Excellent pacing and familiar Detroit sounds mean you can lie back and enjoy. [TEN]
B2: Drum'n'Bass. Slow to reveal itself it beings like a languid electronic track. It's only after the forst semi-breakdown that the predominant breakbeats fly and gravely basssynth that the genre change is complete. More from the Alex Reece school than anything you're likely to find on V Recordings. To be fair it's a fine stab at quit a different skill and to be frank while not mind blowing by any stretch will have worn a great deal better than most of it's true D'n'B contempories. Alex Reece aside. [SEVEN]
C1: Techno. Firmly in "the single" territory (I bought it anyway). Well titled as it dark and has a certain spaceyness to it. As usual i'm sold on the lush chords and dynamic upper pitch synthwork and always looking for clones. The standout cut (with a nod to D2). [GOLDTEN]
C2: Hip/hop/Jazz. Pushing more genre boundaries they've used their creative licence to explore their abilities. Solid beats, fine trumpet samples, cool vibes and a double bass section show a fine grasp on what they're trying to achieve. Not Jazz enough to cut that style while instrumental Hip/hop is nigh on impossible to do consistently. 10/10 for effort but as a whole..? [SEVEN]
D1: Dubby Electronica. Part Massive Attack, Part Primal Scream "XTRMNTR" but closer to Jah Wobble's experimental stuff. Fresh (at the time) and full of ideas it again scores well for effort but in terms of sitting down to enjoy. [SIX]
D2: Techno. Not to forget why we've even picked up a slam LP a nice slice of straight techno but again some nice lush chords and synths. AS this template was not too regularly used, this lp is one of the reasons i've always looked out for album rather than single releases from techno greats like Adam Beyer, Marco Bailey and even Joel Mull. I certainly have albums by these and many others that have a more sympathetic style to just pure driving (tribal) Techno. This more subtle work allows the track and idea's to breathe resulting in a little known treasure that really suits a home mix, while still more than cutting it played out. [GOLDTEN]
D3: Techno/Electro. Excellent crossover beats with more lush cinema sounds. Dark dreamy stuff but hard to shake the idea of it being a curiousity than something genuinely purposeful. It's quality still earns it a.. [NINE]


October 21, 2011
best slam album