Excellent attempt at Techno-Pop,
This review is from: Alright On Top (Audio CD)
Luke Slater in full on chameleon mode here brings us 'Alright on Top', his attempt at what can only be described as St Etienne (ish) techno pop. And do you know what.... it works... Certainly the mans production and melodic genius is evident throughout and the whole thing zips along nicely with a huge amount of accessibility. I whacked this on in my car and my fiance was even singing along. The standout track (among many good others) Stars & Heroes is terrific...
Don't get me wrong wrong, I'm not suggeting for a minute that this is 'Slater-Lite' and although it's not The 4 Cornered Room or My Yellow Wise Rug (what is?), after the somewhat 'loose' Wireless and Freek Funk, I actually think this is something of a brave return to form.
Bravo, Luke. Can we have some more IDM albums tho, pretty please...??