Backwards Light EP
A figurehead of the UK grime scene through the influential Boxed night he runs alongside Mr. Mitch, Logos and Oil Gang, Slackk aka Paul Lynch channels the instrumental music of Boxed and distils it into his own inimitable, richly melodic style. His excellent debut album ‘Palm Tree Fire’ released on Local Action was rightly heralded as one of the finest electronic albums of last year and his R&S debut is a natural extension of that set. The six tracks on the ‘Backwards Light’ EP range from the eastern tinged spiralling synths and punchy drum track of ‘Bells’, the jagged FM bass and crystaline arpeggios of ‘Saigon’ to the widescreen, cinematic vision of ’Sleeper Carriage’ to the mournful low slung ’Monument’ coming on like a South London Carl Craig. Title track ’Backwards Light’ closes out the release, showcasing Slackk at his most freeform and experimental,the beat and gossamer melodies seemingly held together with string, transporting you to the futuristic LA of Bladerunner.