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The Dark
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CD

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IDA 071CD IDA 071CD
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RELEASE DATE
2/5/2016

2010 release. The Dark sees Matt Elliott return to his Third Eye Foundation moniker for the first time since 2000, proving once and for all the project's inimitable style. "Finds [Elliott] playing again to what I think are his strengths: slow, somewhat classical melodies overlaid with ebbing waves of noise and complex drum patterns often indebted to drum'n'bass. On The Dark, another of Third Eye's finest tricks -- a backdrop of banshee howls -- makes a welcome return. This time, though, Elliott intersperses frenzied and skittering drum'n'bass passages with sprung beats that betray a predictable interest in the dystopian possibilities of dubstep (or darkstep, I suppose). The scale of the operation, too, has increased. The Dark has five tracks, not all of them easy to name, thanks to the spidery handwriting on the sleeve. In effect, though, this is one epic piece of music in five movements. . . . by the finale -- titled, in a vintage Elliott provocation, 'If You Treat Us All Like Terrorists We Will Become Terrorists' -- the beats have gone haywire and the noise has become obliterating. Exhilarating, too." --John Mulvey, UNCUT, September 24, 2010