Sluta Leta Semi Peterson


Sluta Leta used to be Swedes Bengt Liljestad and Jonas Bergkvist; now the group consists of Andi Pieper and Ramon Bauer and Gerhard Potuznik of Austrian laptop deviants General Magic. The first incarnation of Sluta Leta produced abstract funk for Chocolate Industries and Cheap, and I don't know why established producers would assume another group's identity. But I'm glad these Central Europeans (powered by exceptional drummer ddkern) have shape-shifted, for on Semi Peterson they add Dadaist convolutions to old warhorses like electro-pop and funk. Along with recent works by Tujiko Noriko and Fritz Ostermayer, Semi Peterson continues Mego's detour into more song-based yet defiantly original electronica.