‘Wild Slide’ is the debut album from techno group, Better Lost Than Stupid, aka as producers and DJs - Martin Buttrich, Davide Squillace and Matthias Tanzmann. Released on 13 September by Skint/BMG, the 11 track album follows the singles - ‘Back From The Desert’, ‘The Sky Is Too Low’, and ‘Inside’.
Electronic music underpins ‘Wild Slide’, but the group look beyond it with a varied collection of songs that combine synth-pop (‘Inside’, ‘Wild Slide’), electronica (‘Boys & Girls’, ‘Harder Than Gold’), indie rock (‘Back From The Desert’), and downtempo (‘Without The Feeling’, ‘Bender’), with the kind of techno moments they’re individually known for (‘Inside’, ‘Right Now’).
‘Wild Slide’ shows that the comparisons made between the group and stadium techno acts like The Chemical Brothers, and Underworld, stand up. The production quality is what you’d expect from Buttrich and co, and the songs have been crafted and written by three people who’ve spent their lives making music and then playing it to hundreds of thousands of people.
‘Wild Slide’ was largely written and produced in studio sessions over the past year at Martin’s studio in Barcelona, and saw the trio come together more like a traditional band, alongside close friends and collaborators including Jonathan Illel (JAW/DOP), Theo Altieri (CHANEY), Amber Van Day, and Alex Naza; the album was mastered by Bob Ludwig (nominated for 11 Grammy Awards).
Once the album recording was completed in late spring, the trio went fully into live rehearsals ahead of their first shows in May at Heart Ibiza, and London’s The Steelyard. Forthcoming live shows will be announced soon.