Slam Mode ‎– Novus Ordo EP

Glasgow Underground ‎– GU38
Vinyl, 12", EP, 33 ⅓ RPM


A Outre-Mer
AA1 Umbra
AA2 Futuro

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Written, arranged & produced for Deep Worldwide Music Inc.
Recorded & mixed at Close Cut Studios, West Orange, New Jersey.
Selected tracks available on the Slam Mode long-player entitled La Coleciòn.
Published by Glasgow Underground Music / Westbury Music Ltd.
© Glasgow Underground Recordings 1999
Made in the UK.

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January 7, 2008
Verging on selling this, I checked it for condition and rediscovered the wigged out cinematic weirdjazz house of 'Umbra' with its gritty squelchy hi-hats, Rhodesy stabs, and sliding pads, over a tense bassline that pops in and out of the mix. The track is kind of sinister but in an extremely pleasant way! The hi-hat is actually the main rhythm component, and at times it seems as if the rhythm is hanging on by its fingernails, really quite edgy, just held together as that hi-hat taps out a strangely accented latin rhythm; indeed the subtle latin undertones of the track come more and more to the fore as the tinkly piano arrives later on. Fully wiggin'!
Sadly the other two tracks are not in the same league for me; 'Futuro' has some great ideas but sounds a little dated now (like really early Plank material), whilst 'Outre-Mer' is a major key affair that seems best suited for use in an elevator. 'Umbra' is definitely THE track if you want something well off the beaten path. Hard to gauge what it would do to a dancefloor: scare 'em off or freak 'em out. Probably best reserved for those wiggier moments in the back room...