Picking up where his cover of Sade's "Love Is Stronger Than Pride" left off (from his shared release with Reinhard Voigt, Speicher 2), "Speaker" shows Michael Mayer once again in stomping, storming, pummel-house mode. The track winds up gradually, with Mayer affably speaking about being a speaker, until it breaks into a contained frenzy that resembles Green Velvet's "Flash." Flip side "Sneaker" -- the stronger of the two tracks here -- is more of a hyper-kinetic Moroder-style thump-a-thon, built on a blitzing rhythm and racing waves of synths. Not as fascinating as the majority of Mayer's 12" or compilation-exclusive work, though it's hardly a let down.
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AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman