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Lighght – Seodra

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As Lighght, Cork producer Eamon Ivri has repeatedly flipped the script in  becoming one of the island’s most mercurial producers. Marking his return to L.A. imprint Doom Trip, the six-track Seodra is a blitzing trip featuring some of his most lethal (in both senses of the word) club material. And talk about a timely return. Where last year’s Holy Endings offered sublime ambient reprieve in supremely fucked-up times, these six deftly-produced volleys all but proffer hectic times with a rake of good heads.

While the searing arps of ‘Rib’ strike a museful tone, peaks including ‘Tactile Love’ and ‘Hang Tight’ wield a rare kind of trouncing majesty every bit as boss as Blanck Mass circa World Eater. It’s a thoroughly fitting title, too. Translated from the Irish for “jewelry,” Seodra may well be crafted with darkened rooms squarely in mind, but this is a release brimming with gems. Better yet, it’s the sound of pure-cut release. Brian Coney

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