ALBUM NOVAMUTE, PLAYGROUND RELEASE: OCTOBER 4, 1999 REVIEW: NOVEMBER 4, 1999
Luke Slater has an ability to make his machines sound like their driven as much by rushing adrenaline as by electricity. His new album "Wireless" is definitely no exception. Except for some traces, here and there, of old school hip hop, as it sounded in the shape of Afrika Bambaata's Time Zone, it's all high speed energetic techno. But Slater efficiently avoids all clichés, much due to the music's perpetual restlessness. And the live percussion adds both a unique sense of liveliness and a catchy feel.
"Wireless" is 55 minutes of unusually pleasant electro shock therapy. Headbanger techno sure to make the adrenaline rush as fast through your body as the music does through the speakers.