Boomkat Product Review:
All chiptune freakazoids, listen up! Bath based beat mangler Slugabed gets in a face off situation with the very similar sounding Coco Bryce on the second drop from Dutch imprint MYOR, slotting some track-for-track action onto 12" for all the squashed and squeezy types. Slugabed's 'The Moon Zap Jam' is easily the best track here, coming of like his hero, Flylo, with cosmic rays of Alice Coltrane styled spiritual jazz over a raw-cut and 8-bit kneaded beat. If we hadn't checked, we'd have easily mistaken Coco Bryce's 'Bit Crushing' to be from the same producer, obsessed with the lo-fi manglement possibilities of the 8-bit style and creating a soundalike hash of pixellated textures and skronky sounds. However, he does manage to stand out on the slightly sinister and baroque sounding 'Heavy' on the flip, not a million miles removed from the Skweee style, but with a darker middle European gangsta lean.