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Intrusion The Seduction of Silence

  • Words: Tim Saputo
  • Label: Echochord
  • XLR8R Rating: 9/10

Far from a routine exercise in dub techno, The Seduction of Silence slowly reveals itself as a warm and wonderful place to be. Crafted by Stephen Hitchell (half of Deepchord), the album is defined by its warmth, space, and strong, slow builds. Muscular, dubwise basslines coil around the tunes, weaving distant African percussion, sub-bass kicks, melodica, and dub-chord waves into timeless, pulsing grooves. At times recalling Pole’s and Rhythm & Sound’s best work, the music culls from those artists’ best aspects while still maintaining a fresh and unique sound. Seduction looks outside the standard Maurizio cohort, as Hitchell prefers to channel King Tubby swimming alone at night.

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