THE BUG

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC - JIM CAR­ROLL

An­gels & Devils

The ti­tle is apt: there are two sides to Kevin Martin’s lat­est run-out. In 2008, London Zoo caught him spit­ting fire and brim­stone on a noisy, rest­less ur­ban sound­track where ev­ery­thing came at the lis­tener at full vol­ume. Here he keeps the in­ten­sity and zeal at a sim­i­lar pelt for about half the al­bum. But there are also more hazy, of­ten eerily un­set­tling tracks that point to another hin­ter­land for Martin’s work. The bliss­ful reach of Void and the broody at­mo­spheric pall of Pandi lull you into this world, be­fore Martin heads back to the other, more ag­gres­sive side of the street. The One is a mon­strous, wicked sound­clash with Flow­dan on­board; F*** You is aided and abet­ted by War­rior Queen’s snarl; and Func­tion capi­ti­vates with its grimy punch and swag­ger. But it’s MC Ride from Death Grips who re­ally kicks up some dirty with the fe­ro­cious F*** a Bitch. A pow­er­ful set of sounds all round. twit­ter. com/the­bug­zoo Down­load: Pandi, The One, Func­tion

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