RELEASE
October 05, 1999
LABEL
Novamute Records
GENRES
Electronica, Club/Dance, Techno, IDM

Album Review

The follow-up to a very well received major-label debut, Wireless sees Slater expanding his range as a producer into backbeat-driven styles like old-school rap and electro, a far cry from the pummeling techno of his youth but no less intriguing despite the fact. From a lesser techno producer, Wireless would smack of a breakbeat sellout, an album that simply trades in Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim's brand of old-school techno. But just as Moby wisely stuck to his melodic strengths while crafting a breakbeat-inspired album (the same year's Play), Slater never deserts his own strongpoint -- intense, pummeling drum programming. There is a big difference, here; Slater's not just reaching for copies of old blues records and drum breaks. The tracks here are upfront, sinister, electro-inspired throwbacks, songs like "Sum Ton Tin," "Hard Knock Rock," and "Body Freefall, Electronic Inform" that throw dozens of electro effects into the pot with a subtle flair, from deep vocoder vocals to acid squelches to waves of synth menace. Wireless is a listen that's immediately rewarding and compelling.
John Bush, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. In the Pockethttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fwireless%252Fid769013718%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  2. Sum Ton Tinhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fwireless%252Fid769013718%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  3. Hard Silence (Pt. 1)http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fwireless%252Fid769013718%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  4. Sheer Five Fivehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fwireless%252Fid769013718%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  5. Let Eat All Vanbrookhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fwireless%252Fid769013718%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  6. Body Freefall, Electronic Informhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fwireless%252Fid769013718%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  7. You Butterflyhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fwireless%252Fid769013718%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  8. Hard Knock Rockhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fwireless%252Fid769013718%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  9. All Exhalehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fwireless%252Fid769013718%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  10. Bolt Uphttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fwireless%252Fid769013718%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  11. I Thought I Knew Youhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fwireless%252Fid769013718%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  12. Weave Your Webhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fwireless%252Fid769013718%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  13. Out the Pockethttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fwireless%252Fid769013718%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
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