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Editorial Reviews

SLUG is a brand new musical venture from the mind of Ian 'Blackie' Black a
merrily disruptive influence on the North East music for more than a decade.

The debut album 'Ripe' was co-produced with Peter and David Brewis of Field
Music at their studio in Sunderland, with the brothers adding occasional
drums, synths and percussion to Ian's elaborate home-brewed constructions.

Ian appears to have consumed and spat out film music (proggy Italian horror,
Lynchian twanging), Erik Satie, Zeppelin-esque knotty riffing, snippets of
synth-heavy disco, post-punk's more dub-centric excursions and even a
smattering of Hall & Oates' new wave blue-eyed soul. The vocals vary from
high and sweet four-part harmonies to sinister whispers to a spiteful rasp
which wouldn't seem out of place on a particularly grumpy Roger Waters demo.
It also manages to be very funny, partly due to the surreal, imagistic
lyrics and partly from the unexpected moments of musical audacity.

That this all hangs together is testimony to Ian's unselfconscious voracity
and a unique and eccentric musical imagination. It helps too that the record
is incredibly catchy. They might not happen in a conventional way but the
songs a packed with off-kilter hooks. And if there's one element Ian has
taken from his time with the Brewis', it's not allowing songs to outstay
their welcome. The songs are concise whilst myriad ideas fight for their
time in the sun and then blow themselves out in a flash, or perhaps a scream
of echoing, cackling feedback.

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