• Slag Boom Van Loon - So Soon

    Reviewed by Freq1c (freq.org)

    Slag Boom Van Loon - So Soon

    Slag Boom Van Loon is the silly yet memorable collaborative name adopted by Speedy J and Mike Paradinas (µ-Ziq), and So Soon is their remix album (the vinyl edition gets an extra track as a bonus incentive by the way). The record is topped and tailed by Boards Of Canada's "Poppy Seed" in Ambient cycles through warmth and tickling electro phase-pulses which warble in fine soaring style. Threads of melody make a strangely old-fashioned Hippyish fluting and arpeggiated
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  • Slag Boom Van Loon - So Soon

    Reviewed by sheikh ahmed (absorb.org)

    Slag Boom Van Loon - So Soon

    this remix album of the µ-ziq / speedy j side project starts off with possibly one the most startling remixes we here at absorb towers have ever heard. the mighty boards of canada, from the outset, run away with 'best remixer' prize here with their beautiful adaptation of 'poppy seed'. their trademark rhythm's that sound like live drums back a powerful brew of ambient drones, subtle bass and what sounds like the airwolf theme being played on a very old synth. god
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  • Slag Boom Van Loon - So Soon

    Slag Boom Van Loon - So Soon

    When this album landed on my desk, I picked it up, took a glance at the sleeve and quickly clutched it to my chest whilst scanning the office for anyone giggling, as emblazoned upon the shiny jewel case was a little black sticker that looked like it said 'includes remixes by Boards Of Canada'...was this a sick office prank? No sir. Christmas come early for Tom. The entire album is crammed with a feast of beautiful electro-dub and fragmented glitchy beats, with remix
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  • Slag Boom Van Loon - So Soon

    Reviewed by Tom Mugridge (Muzik)

    Slag Boom Van Loon - So Soon

    As is often the way with remix 'projects', the finished tracks bare scant relation to the originals (in this case, collaborations between Mike Paradinas and Speedy J). So everyone's gonna want this for the elegiac 'new' tracks from alleged David Koresh-style cultists Boards Of Canada. But don't overlook Four Tet (dubby breakbeat), Matmos (dubby musique concrete), Pole (um, just dubby), or Coil (insect orchestra annihilates solar system). There's an additional track
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