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Last Light

by Eardrum

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1.
Swarm 06:23
2.
Lizard 06:33
3.
Roach 01:46
4.
Swamp Doctor 05:20
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Nightblind 03:07
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Plummet 05:02
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Nightcrawler 06:15
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Low Order 07:19

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Last Light is the debut album by Eardrum, the group put together by percussionists Lou Ciccotelli and Richard Olatunde Baker. The album is comprised of ten percussion-dominated rhythmic leviathans - the missing link between 23 Skidoo, Afrobeat and Jon Hassell's Fourth World project. Recorded live, the album applies the pioneering attitudes of Lee Perry, King Tubby and Teo Macero as the studio becomes an instrument of manipulation, warping the musicians contributions and electrifying the groove, fusing African concepts of rhythm with dub and electronics.

Both musicians have distinguished musical histories: Ciccotelli has played with Laika, Spleen, Mass and Kevin Martin's God and Ice projects among others, while Baker has played with everyone from Cath Coffey, NT and poet Akure Wall to African percussion groups.

On Last Light, Ciccotelli and Baker are assisted by Nana Tsiboe (percussion, flute), Gary Jeff (electronics), Matt Barge (trumpet) and Ike Leo (sax).

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released October 26, 1999

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Richard Olatunde Baker (London, UK)
Lou Ciccotelli (London, UK)

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