Slide Five

People, Places and Things

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Like so many groups that started with the "acid jazz" sound, Slide Five moved into the electronic realm. This album mixes the live sound of the first album with electronics to create trance-like, danceable tracks. Some of the stand-out material here comes from a previously unreleased EP Flash, namely the gumption-filled track "Heavy Rotation." Dave Warrin's keys and Guy Gershoni's subtle percussion work on "11 O'Clock" would make Herbie Hancock proud, while smooth drum'n'bass tracks like "Inhaler" and the space jazz of "KC Doppler" keep the listener hooked. Sometimes sacrificing groove for experimentation, it remains a vital and innovative soundtrack for space age hipsters.

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