Boomkat Product Review:
Much has changed for swayzak since their early appearances on the Pagan tec-house tip. 'Keep it coming' reflects their growing immersion in an evolving world scene, issuing out of minimal electro-house, building fully on the legacy of prime period New Order, and welding it to a sound perfect for the ongoing hardcore ravers, oblivious to the fickle naysayers in the uk media. 'Another Way' hints at a possible direction The Blue Nile could have taken, if they'd gone out a bit more, and not spent so bloomin long in the studios. 'Jeune Lou' perhaps hits closest to the Swayzak sound of old - only the delayed guitars strike one as a new dimension, on 'Slowblind' and 'Speakeasy', there's the now familiar Cologne centred shaffel rhythm, neither rock, nor reggae, but a funny technofied blend somewhere amidships. You just get the feeling the boys are much more comfy with their housier heritage, in the precussive rolls of '8080' , and still somewhat uneasy with the constraints of a major label release and the demands for vocal and accessible pop. 'The Long Night' rounds off a confused album, Swayzak perhaps on the verge of something great, but not quite there yet.