Cloud Seed

  • Vex'd - Cloud Seed

    Reviewed by Robin Howells (IDJ)

    <b> Vex'd </b> - Cloud Seed

    If anything on Cloudseed the rasping, metallic heft of the first Vex'd album seems to have been expended. From the Warrior Queen-vocalled opener onwards, the collection goes over to the side of languorous, Scorn-like industrial dub. The sense of drift then flows into accomplished reworkings of classical scores by John Richards and Prokofiev. All the same, this soundsystem music, not just for bass, but because over a rig it's possible to appreciate the duo's mastery of psychoacoustic physicality. Aside from a couple of nods to third-hand trip-hop, its a very welcome glimpse into the partnership's prime.

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