Boomkat Product Review:
*MORE INCREDIBLE MUSIC FROM THE OLDE ENGLISH SPELLING BEE LABEL, EVOKING THE SOUND OF EARLY 1980'S TELEVISION RECORDINGS PLAYED THROUGH BATTERED CASSETTE TAPE!* Another confounding episode from the mind of James Ferraro (aka The Skaters), presenting his cult classic 'At Slimer Beach' reissued and remastered from original tape copies dating back to 2004/2006 (also known as Lamborghini Crystal's '1992 Cool Runnings Holiday' from Ferraro's New Ages tapes label). We're only starting to get to grips with Ferraro's body of work, which is no mean task once you've surveyed his sprawling catalogue of limited CDr's and cassettes made under a labryinthine variety of monikers. Nestled amongst his earlier work, 'At Slimer Beach' is about as raw and beguiling as it gets, starting with a mildewed sample of the Ghostbusters theme before escaping headlong into a montage vortex of pulped 80's lof-fi scenes imagined Ariel Pink-style onto rickety 4-track. We find that there's a powerfully narcotic base to Ferraro's imagination, mirrored in layers of noxious ferric residue, which fuses sounds like they're the slaggy detritus of peripheral memories from teenaged years spent in a constant haze of glue sniffin', gas huffin' delerium. The mood is a washed out hue of greyish-Blues, heard through half opened eyes and permanently confused ears almost succumbed to psychosis. This is music for lost souls who find the polish and clarity of everything else to be in vain. Hugely recommended.