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ARTIST
TITLE
Mandrake
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
PERCEPTS 009EP PERCEPTS 009EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/6/2010

"On the new four-song EP Mandrake, Cyr mixes influences from Latin, Arabic and African music, alongside elements of house, ragga, electro-dub, along with the more experimental atmospheres of his previous work. The new EP is surprisingly diverse in spite of its short runtime; the title track twists the horn melodies of Morgan Price from Ikekebe Shakedown around a sweaty, stacked up-tempo rhythm that recalls both the locked-in rhythms of New York disco and freestyle with the looser elements of Ethio-jazz and afrobeat. 'The Real Enemy' delves deep into dub darkness, floating cut-up female vocals against at skittering 150-bpm drum machine pattern that finds its inspiration equally from darbouka drumming as from jungle and break-core. The B-side heads in a more dancefloor-friendly direction with 'The Goldest Coast' opening up a truncated four-to-the-floor groove to interference from riotous percussion elements alongside a chorus of birds recorded deep in a rainforest on the Caribbean island of Tobago. The closing track is a rough raga riddim at its core; the calls of bullfrogs rub shoulders with electronic percussion elements, draped with talk box wails." Includes insert and postcard, numbered edition of 500.