“Product 02” reviewed by Paris Transatlantic

The disc contains two works, “Tropical Agent”, a nine-movement composition, and “Ears In Water”, separated by thirty seconds of “Product Silence”. There’s something smooth and seductive about Slavin’s work, which manages obliquely to reference ambient techno – the terraced mix, the nearly regular click backbeat, the lush string carpet (check out “Search for Compassion”) – without ever jumping across the fence into em:t territory. His samples are exquisitely selected and skilfully combined (I especially like the snatch of the Brahms Violin Concerto that drifts in and out of “Silent Siren”) and it’s all as sleek, streamlined and suggestive as the accompanying photography by Jewboy Co.

DW

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