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Slime - Increases II
12" Vinyl
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Increases II


Released: 25th June 2012 | 6 track downtempo ep

Last year saw the release of Increases, the debut EP from young London producer Will Archer, aka Slime – a stunning collection of haunting, beautifully layered tracks which melded pastoral electronica and two-step to stunning effect. Finding support with everyone from Pitchfork and XLR8R to Dazed and the Guardian, it heralded the arrival of a truly unique and exceptional new UK talent in our midst.

This EP – the aptly named Increases II – takes the distinctive blueprint laid down by Archer in the first EP and pushes it to new and unexpected avenues. But, far from feeling cold and alien, Archer imbues his music with a singularly human touch, with his deployment of found sounds and field recordings – and no samples whatsoever – lending the tracks a warm glow, as if lit from within.

The deeply biographical nature of the recordings is further heightened by the fact that his music has drawn its inspiration directly from his surroundings. If Increases documented his journey from Newcastle to London, Increases II is record of Archer having found a new home in Brixton – from the slow burning ebb and flow of cinematic opener Three Years, to the desolate urban balladry of Bruised (courtesy of guest vocalist Tamara Quaddoumi), to the sublime, horn-led beauty of taster track Lean Over (which you can stream now) – the six track EP reflects and refracts the rhythms of the city he now calls home.

Seductive – Pitchfork

Both heartwarming and alien – XLR8R

Slinky, slippery, sleazy jams...sneaks up on you – The Fader

"Both heartwarming and alien"
"Slinky, slippery, sleazy jams..sneaks up on you"
The Fader