Magazine article Tikkun

Slappers

Magazine article Tikkun

Slappers

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Capsule Reviews SLAPPERS, by Dani Siciliano. !K7

Records, 2006

DESPITE WHAT all those anti-PC rants would have you believe, sex and feminism do go together. Dani Siciliano provides the most compelling proof of that since Madonna discovered the Kabbalah. The partner of radical British producer Matthew Herbert, Siciliano combines the minimalism of dance-floor electrónica with the soulfulness of funk in her latest album Slappers. No longer relegated to the background, her voice slides in and out of the muddy places in the slippery flow of her beats with supreme confidence, stopping to punctuate lyrics that turn on the body without turning off the mind.

Like much of today's best music, Slappers references the inventiveness of the early 1980s. Whereas bands like Interpol channel the metallic post-punk of Joy Division and Public Image Limited, Siciliano looks back to the melting pot of nightclub culture, where fey synthesizer acts from Britain shared the turntable with LL Cool J and the Clash, not to mention Madonna. …

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