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Room Full of Empty People

by Ed Devane

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2C-me 04:51
Squib 04:59


Room Full Of Empty People is Ed's first full release for Takeover after track contributions and remixes stretching back to his vinyl debut "Guilty Feet Got No Rhythm" alongside thatboytim and Redmonk on Take06 "Lowslung".

Wharf lumbers its way into view with huge lumps of bass swathed in tangled high-end frequencies. It crawls its way through this sonic wasteland until it finds the vocals of Scurvy Lass (a.k.a Niamh de Barra) in the final sections of the track. An ominous introduction!
2C-me treads a more up tempo skittering halfstep rhythm, soon deploying a building bass riff to shake your rib cage. Then in the second half of the track frantic breakbeats lead the track through its increasingly intense coda.
Technoblient drops a brief reggae drum fill before launching into juddering cut up stacatto chunks of sounds. Mangled tones are introduced ,sounding like a disembodied middle eastern carnival. That may sound hard going ,but this is a thoroughly enjoyable and visceral piece of rhythmic fuckery.
Finally Squib leads off with gritty midrange breaks like a slightly more fucked up Surgeon/Counterbalance release, teasing us with a 4 to the floor kick, before dropping it all in alongside some otherworldly chimes and drones. At this point i'm thinking Velvet Underground go techno, and the track becomes a joyous sea of frequencies to abandon yourself in. Surreal and exhilarating.

Phew! A bold, fresh, challenging release from a truly inspirational artist


released January 13, 2012

Ed Devane, Naimh de Barra
artwork - Ed Devane
mastered by Chris McCormack @ www.blacklistedmastering.co.uk


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Takeover Recordings was set up in 2000, in Belfast. The 2000-2005 era's vinyl releases as Takeover Records - 2009-2013 we rebranded as Takeover Recordings and released mainly digitally. thatboytim will be releasing a series of Eps and digital versions of the early 12"s in 2020. ... more

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