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"Eardrum's second album, Side Effects, is a testament to the methods of improvisation, Afro beat free jazz, musique concrete and carnival street music as well as the insularity of studio manipulatio. lnspiration comes from Miles Davis, Lee Perry, Fela Kuti, the limitless influence of African music and the aural chaos of London life. Side Effects evokes cinematic imagery, sparked from dark urban and untamed rural counterpoints using talking drums, tone drums, varied effects, and computer programming. Musical textures are in continual flow, a sense of motor drive and movement creating a sensation akin to road hypnosis. Harnessing the talents of diverse musicians from distinct disciplines, Side Effects is the link between the ambient rhythm-scape of Last Light and the dynamic, unpredictable energy of Eardrum's live performances"