Both tracks from mystery producer GHL's debut for Electric Minds are playful if not a little novice, but sometimes even naivete can be charming. "Slow Good" gallops on a steady, slightly syncopated beat, making use of exaggerated sound effects that dip, tug and snap back, each bar tipping over into an extended drum fill whose gleeful novelty never quite wears off. Leaning more towards techno, "Show Me Love" hops on one foot with its jagged beat almost straightened out by the hi-hat, but the track's focus quickly turns elsewhere. "Love" is all about the synth chords, which pulse softly in slow-mo strobelight fashion, splaying themselves in a chrome-plated mess across the track.
It's that particular bassline that remains one of the most memorable parts of the track. That, and a murmuring vocal sample that constantly lurks beneath the surface, betray an outside influence, a producer attacking techno from a different angle. However, it seems like these little tidbits need to bubble up and emerge, because as it stands they're tiny splotches of bright colour on an otherwise stark white canvas. There's a spark buried somewhere in here, but it doesn't quite come to the surface on Slow Good.
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Tracklist: GHL - Slow Good A Slow Good
B Show Me Love