May 02

Self Indulgent? Never…

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Self Indulgent? Never… Moderately amusing review of last night’s Manitoba / Four Tet date at Edinburgh’s Belle Angele venue. Notable mostly for classic local paper take on contemporary electronic music, complete with awful puns (“Chill-out pair show they are switched on”); gratuitous historical reductionism (“A while back clubbers realised they needed music to come down to”); and absurd platitudes wrapped in awkward grammatical contortions (“Snaith knows the way to a dance crowd’s heart is through its feet, and was more than willing to provide beats aplenty”[BEATS APLENTY???]). But as so often, the no-bollocks approach cuts to the heart of the matter: “Too often, though, Hebden allowed self-indulgence to creep into his set, frequently deliberately making songs and rhythms implode on themselves”. ’nuff said.

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