Slam ‎– Headstates

Soma Quality Recordings ‎– SOMACD5, Soma Quality Recordings ‎– soma cd5
CD, Album


1 Emotive 6:47
2 Life Between Life 6:43
3 White Shadows 5:45
4 Low Life 4:31
5 Beneath 8:51
6 Hybrid 8:01
7 First Bass 6:40
8 Alaska 6:47
9 Free Fall 6:31
10 Dark Forces 7:30

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℗ & © Soma quality recordings 1996.
All tracks published by Soma music.

Cat#s: "SOMACD5" on the spine and "soma cd5" on the CD.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 024856 600059 >
  • Matrix / Runout: SOMACD 5

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SOMA lp5 Slam Headstates(2xLP) Soma Quality Recordings SOMA lp5 UK 1996 Sell This Version
AVCD-11469 Slam Headstates(CD, Album) Avex Trax AVCD-11469 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
SOMA CD5 Slam Headstates(CD, Album, Promo) Soma Quality Recordings SOMA CD5 UK 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 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


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December 14, 2014

Slam's debut, HEADSTATES, set the stage for years of great techno to come, both from them and their label Soma Quality Recordings. From the opening, meditative track, "Emotive," they display their tight grasp on melodic techno, but "Life Between Life" gets us into the thump. There's more than a little hint of Detroit on this album, from the deep electro of "White Shadows" to the mysterious sci-fi sounds of "Low Life" or the long lingering tones on "Alaska." "Beneath" brings in some darkness, but, for contrast, "Hybrid" brings in some jazzstep breaks. The jazz becomes even more blatant on the groovy "First Bass," a mellow treat amongst all the techno goings-on, like the pleasing drive of "Free Fall." But they save the best for last, with the twinkling, solid thump of "Dark Forces," a real testament to their strengths. A gangbusters start to their career.


July 29, 2003

My English’s not as fluent as yours but I must write something cause this rating is shocking!
I really like this album!! For youngsters like me, it is a great illustration of what is the industrial sound of the 90's. I went to Glasgow last year and I felt some of this release’s dark atmosphere. Finally, for me this album was a better introduction to house and techno than Daft Punk’s homework.