>Message: 2Slicker's _Confidence in Duber_ has been out in the US for at least a month
> Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 12:38:23 GMT0BST
> From: "John" <W.J.Gibson@...>
>I really like the Slicker track on The Wire Tapper 2 CD. I remember
>the album ('Confidence in Duber') being reviewed a few issues back,
>but according to the CD it won't be out in Europe until January.
>Since it specifically stated 'Europe' I wondered if this meant it was
>out across the Pond since I'm fucked if I can be arsed waiting three
>months for it to emerge (I'll probably end up forgetting about it).
>If it is, I'll just import it from somewhere.
now. It IS excellent, much better than their track on _Altered States of
America_ compilation on Lo Recordings.
Best comparison and reference points would probably be
(a) digital audio trickery-fuckery of FX Randomiz / Lithops/ Mouse on
Mars -- tiny scalpel-sharp samples spliced together, itching and scratching
(b)the way Matmos *sound* on paper, not on record --- all the hype they
failed to live up to, IMHO --- modern day *pop* musique concrete, with
cut-up sounds of household objects (mostly found in the kitchen) and scanned
(c)glimpses of *Chicago* sound (Tortoisey -- Euphoney guitar and bass lines,
occasionally spiced with vibes) but not too-smoothy-sleazy-jazzy, thus
shifting the overall sound closer to _Highways Over Gardens_ / Pluramon
territory... One of my favorite albums this year.
You can try to order it directly from Hefty Records ( www.heftyrecords.com )
for $10 plus $5 (for international order) or try Bent Crayon
www.bentcrayon.com ), though I haven't seen this CD listed in their weekly
Good luck hunting.