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Approved: Labyrinth Ear

By | Published on Wednesday 29 August 2012

Labyrinth Ear

While Labyrinth Ear are a duo I’ve enthused about to people elsewhere, it turns out they’ve never graced this column before. But look, here I am making amends for that, and at just the right time too, as their newly released track ‘Urchin’ is quite possibly their strongest so far.

Moving yet further away from the Crystal Castles-esque sound of their earlier material, the reverb on singer Emily Jacobs’ voice is applied with a lighter touch than much of their material, and with powerful effect. Her words carry over a simple looping synth bassline, while other sounds swirl and blow past, giving the whole track a close, intimate feel.

Stream and download ‘Urchin’ here: