Boomkat Product Review:
Shapeshifting Techno and blistered electronics from DJ Slon aka Scary Laser, new from Gost Zvuk.
All produced 1995-2005, except for one 2010 bit, the set charts Oleg Azelitskiy aka DJ Slon’s developments from dancing to squat sessions on the banks of the Obvody Canal to legit club, Tunnel.
It’s a diverse haul, ranging from dembow-adjacent industrial zinger ‘Jenny’ to scuzzy downbeats on ‘Z80’ via whipsmart uptempo tonkers in the likes of ‘Dancing the Shadow’, the cold thwack of ‘Bass line on Rimskiy’ or ‘We came to dance in a neighbouring village’, and kinkier strains of darkroom technohouse canter in ‘lunatic’, ‘my 40 spring’ and the atmospheric pressure of ‘track 11’.
There’s seething techno gunk on ‘disturbance’ and Midwest techno percolations in ‘Pop’ and the thuggish barnstormer ‘RMU 02’ all primed for losing your marbles at daft o’clock.