• Slag Boom Van Loon - So Soon

    Reviewed by Richard Hector-Jones (Jockey Slut)

    Slag Boom Van Loon - So Soon

    Speedy J's absurd sounding pseudonym has in the past allowed him to get increasingly inaccesible which, if you've heard his recent material, is an almost comical conceit. "So Soon" sees him pull out all the stops to get his stuff remixed by the cream of the leftfield crop - though one suspects label boss Mike Paradinas might have put in a lot of the calls here. The result is two new tracks (sorry, remixes) from those kings of the productivity bonus
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  • Slag Boom Van Loon - So Soon

    Reviewed by Matt Ffytche (The Wire)

    Slag Boom Van Loon - So Soon

    A remix album using tracks from Slag Boom Van Loon - the project comprising Rotterdam's Jochem Paap (aka Speedy J) and Mike Paradinas, who, as µ-Ziq, appears as one of the mixologists here alongside a varied crew including Coil, Four Tet, Pole and Matmos. Boards Of Canada set a rather non-combative tone with their slow-rolling, spacious, anthemic drone swathes, but tracks get increasingly edgeful as the set unfolds. µ-Ziq is choppier and flickier,
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  • Remix feast for µ-ziq and chum

    Slag Boom Van Loon - So Soon

    Reviewed by Noel Gardner (NME)

    Slag Boom Van Loon - So Soon

    As with so much great art, look beyond the concept for a concealed inner beauty. A remix collection from Slag Boom Van Loon, a half-forgotten project of Dutch techno figurehead Speedy J and hard-left electronica chief Mike Paradinas is, let's face it, not exactly what the world at large has been crying out for. However, "So Soon" reveals itself as more than the sum of it's parts.

    With artists given rein to freely dissect SBVL's playful, tactile
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  • Slag Boom Van Loon - So Soon

    Reviewed by Gal Detourn (Future Music)

    Slag Boom Van Loon - So Soon

    Slag Boom Van Loon are Jochem Paap (Speedy J) and Mike Paradinas and this is a collection of remixes of their work by Boards Of Canada (epic and reflective), Tipper (glitchy spookiness) and more. A mix of constructions for all discerning techie boffs.
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