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Album Review: Bomb The Bass - 'Back To The Light' (!K7)

Quantity proves no bar to quality for this Brit outfit

Album Review: Bomb The Bass - 'Back To The Light' (!K7)

7 / 10 After over a decade in the wilderness, Tim Simenon – the twisted brains behind Bomb The Bass – returns with his second album in less than two years. Any doubts that this newfound prolificacy may have quelled his quality control are extinguished by shimmering opener ‘Boy Girl’, which flickers in and out of focus like the most seductive of strobe lights. Richard Davis meanwhile compensates for the absence of a ‘star vocalist’ with his sombre turn on ‘Price On Your Head’, intoning “Keep on going/There’s a price on your head” as if being slowly drained of his serotonin. It may not possess the mind-blowing innovation of 1995’s ‘Clear’, but when something is as darkly gorgeous as this, it’s hard to quibble.

Ben Hewitt

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