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Sluka

Ready to Connect (digital single)

Review by Gary Hill

These guys were sent via their PR rep as heavy goth rock and post-punk. I can see that, but just based on this track, I've landed them under progressive rock. Sure, there is plenty of goth here, along with heavy rock, but overall the cut has a real progressive rock edge. There is a break that fits particularly well under that heading. So, while perhaps the bulk of the group's outfit doesn't fit there (and I don't know that, as this is all I've heard from them), this one does.

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Track by Track Review
Ready to Connect
Noisy electronics open this cut in style. That introduction plays through. Then a cool, almost proggy sound comes in to move it forward. This thing continues to evolve with a driving, vaguely dark, dramatic arrangement. The break works out into a decidedly progressive rock based thing. As vocals soar over the top of that I'm reminded of both The Beatles and David Bowie. After that does its thing, they bring this back out into a harder rocking version of the earlier section. It has a bit of metal, some dark psychedelia and more in the mix. The chorus hook on this is positively infectious, and the tune is quite strong.
 
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