Following on from Fracture, their #1 charting and sell-out tour EP, electronic duo Slumberjack have gone back to their roots (both literally and metaphorically) to produce their newest EP, Sarawak.
review by: Megan Henderson
“..split of vocal and instrumental work that adds a well executed contrast for the listener. Some of the cultural inspiration from Slumberjack's time in Borneo shines through..”
Finishing up their 2017 tour and in need of some serious rest and relaxation, the duo took off to Sarawak in Borneo - Morgan's homeland.
Sarawak comes with Slumberjack's usual heavy electronic beats, sashaying from deeper trap tracks on 'Solid' with Troyboi, to a softer approach on 'Hide and Seek' with Claire Ridgely. The 5-track Ep also hosts features from Machine Age and Ekali to make for a diverse and substantial release.
Along with the new EP comes a national tour - and in their biggest venues yet. See below for tour dates and locations, or if you can't wait until March, catch the duo at Mountain Sounds Festival in NSW this February.
In its entirety, the 5 tracks sit nicely together, with an even split of vocal and instrumental work that adds a well executed contrast for the listener. Some of the cultural inspiration from Slumberjack's time in Borneo shines through in the intro to 'Daggers', making for a real statement to beginning of the EP. Following on from Daggers, we hear 'Athena' which is reminiscent of the duo's earlier work, before moving onto 'Hide and Seek' for a slight and refreshing change of pace.
Recent single, 'Solid' brings the listener back into the trap zone, before the short but sweet EP is wrapped up by aptly named 'Closure' as a reminder of the heavy electronic sound that the duo have so well refined by now.