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September 13th, 2017


Ex-Easter Island Head - Ten Bells

There's no-one who sounds quite like Ex-Easter Island Head. Laying their guitars horizontally and playing them like dulcimers, they've got the primal sonorities of Test Dept. and the percussive rigour of Steve Reich. Ten Bells comes from from their 2016 release Twenty-Two Strings. You've got to admire the methodology at work here: the 22 strings are the band's three guitars and single bass. And here they are indeed joined by ten bells, adding a distinctly gamelan-like sound to the rhythmic tumult. That is song titling at its very best, and this is brilliant soundmaking.

Ex-Easter Island Head - Ten Bells