The French synthwave duo Slogan are no strangers to the site.
Slogan – photo by Anne-Laure Etienne
Their latest EP Hypercentre , released last week, takes them in to slightly different waters with the compositions being less secluded, which allows the voices to take greater spotlight and hence less sultry in countenance.
The first of the four tracks on the EP – Allegra – showcases the lighter texturing, which conversely, has a deeper resonance of beat and a tempo in to which the pulse of the audience syncopates.
The most recent song to surface – Motoko – was released as the second of the five tracks on the Metro A – VOLUME I – Sessions Polycarpe EP compilation released last week and signposted with the contribution by SLOGAN – Bérénice – on the 15th. Lyon is a city on which I must focus closer attention and Metro A a label to get to know better with their preponderance for musical acts of the darker side of life…
…The film-noir waves of electronica and instrumentation cast darkened fog-bound shadows around the room as Motoko, like a looming threshing machine, presses the listener ever further in to the corner seeking safety from the oppressive soundtrack.
Towards the tail end of last month they revealed the four track EP – La Beauté du Geste my pick of which is the opener and title.
There are a few tracks behind SLOGAN dating back roughly a year and each has a graceful and elegant titillation to them. When French musicians head to the chic for which they are globally synonymous they can often unintentionally and naturally exude erotica and such is the case with the duo who deliver songs of pulsing electronics which massage the listeners body in warming oils as the duo of whispering voices tease breathe over the earlobes leaving the audience writhing in tempted ecstasy.