iDJ Review of Silicon Scally
One of the most consistent producers of British electronic music, Silicon Scall's aka Carl Finlow returns here with a defiant counterpoint to the lowest common denominator perception of electro today, with ten slices of decidedly edgy, underground syncopation. Clearly relishing the chance to let rip, 'Bioroid' features little of the disco twitching accessibility associated with some of his other work; this one's for the heads, with distorted scrapes and razor-sharp beats placed very much at the fore. Thats not to say it lacks sphistication, however. Finlow's greatest skill lies in his ability to match crystal clear, complex tones with an instinctively rocking vibe, and while the album's occasional abrasiveness might prove a bit much for those with more melodious taste, there's no denying that the bowel-churning frequencies and deftly formed glitchy touches are leaps and bounds ahead of most pasty purist efforts. Simultaneously hyperactive and grounded, it throws a satisfying two fingered salute to those who take the name of 'real' electro in vain.