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- Posted on Oct 3rd 2009 4:05PM by Jonathan Dekel
The Slew is the fruit of four years of labour and features Koala's signature sound manipulations as applied to the concept of big-riffs and heavy beats laid under pre-recorded soulful vocals. Or as Koala told Spinner recently, the "sound [of] Public Enemy's Bomb Squad [producing] a Black Sabbath record."
Naturally, reproducing such a genre-bending album live required a unique approach, both visually and aurally. Koala did both by making the lively Ross de facto frontman with Heskett laying down the backbeat and then flanking the rockers with two world-class turntablists in full-on show-off mode.
To underscore the point, before launching into set-closer 'Battle of Heaven and Hell,' Koala announced that the collective, which had been considered a one-off, would be entering the studio to record a follow-up to their debut album once they wrap up the current tour. "We're just getting started," Koala added with a sly smile.