Side Effects

By Isabel Hopwood

Once you've adjusted to Eardrum’s unique sound – not unlike a blind person with one leg shorter than the other trying to walk in a straight line through a saucepan shop – you get to dig it. Lightfell is scary Tibetan monk shit, replete with menacing ommmmmmms, skittering beats and strangely sinister tinkly bells, whereas Deadbeat is minimal, menacing, echoing clank. This feast of off-kilter beats and rhythms is tribal music for anyone who thought they hated it – dark, dense and repetitive.
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