Boomkat Product Review:
It was only a matter of time before Carl Finlow’s Silicon Scally turned up on CPU, and Projections is a predictably timeless sounding suite of electro, with brooding, off-to-the-cyber war vibes in Rift, and the funky subterfuge of Thermal Image.
“Carl Finlow aka Silicon Scally, aka Random Factor amongst other aliases, released his first record on Warp in 1993. A prolific producer since then, he's delivered more than 100 releases including 11 albums on labels such as SCSI-AV, Soma and 2020 Vision. Now based in Toulouse, Finlow has showcased his extensive electro and house music performances in Japan, USA, Russia and Europe, including a stint at Sonar in Barcelona in 2000.
Finlow delivers a wide range of styles on this E.P. yet all can be neatly filed under what is arguably his strongest genre: electro. Projections and Thermal Image are laid back affairs reminiscent of LTJ Bukem's flavour of D&B, albeit played at 33rpm; then over to the tougher Miami-bass with Rift and Override. All executed with the precision, melody and craftsmanship he is known for.”