SLAM have never been ones to sit back and follow the rules, instead, they have continually shaped the electronic music landscape around them and consistently broke the restraints of the considered norm. This latest project has the pairing on a more reflective and personal journey – a true masterclass in what an electronic album should aspire to be – and sees them pursue the edges of leftfield electronica, ambient, dub & experimental soundscapes.
Right from the off, ‘Athenæum 101’ is an emotive and esoteric experience that finds the Scottish duo seamlessly blending a collection of varying textures and sequences to create one flowing downtempo journey. With each track being defined by the preceding one, the sinuous mix commences with scintillating soundscapes and hypnotizing melodies; entering aquatic depths before resurfacing with dystopian dub futurism.
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