Boomkat Product Review:
There might only be one letter separating Silicon from Silicone, but the difference is vast. Whilst one provides technological bedrock to our modern existence, the other is more concerned with enlarging cup sizes amongst the Zoo brigade - and it is too this latter camp that Silicone Soul pledge their allegiance, proudly displaying the 'e'... Their third and undoubtedly most rounded record to date, 'Save+Our+Souls' is an album that unashamedly aims for the slow-burn house anthem, allowing hypnotic grooves to incrementally build until it all ruptures into an intoxicating blast of euphoric extravagance. Opening through 'Fearmakers', the Soul indulge in some creamy soundscapes overlaid with sampled vocals, before 'Damascene Moments' struts into view with an electro-house wiggle that stomps around an echo chamber until the point of climax. Elsewhere, 'The Snake Charmer' is astro-house funk unafraid to call on the services of a flute, 'The Hikikomori' is downtempo without becoming maudlin, whilst ‘Bad Machines’ is couched in rapturous piano lines and feet-itching bass. Double D!