- Release Date 2020-04-03
- Label Accidental Jnr
- Catalog ACJ133D
'Bag O' Bones' opens up proceedings with its clattering toybox percussion, throbbing kick drums and dissonant lead stabs. The track has a brittle, dry quality to it, but Third Son's ear for the dance floor is clear as the arrangement smoothly rolls along at firm a pace. More of the same is served up in 'Chime Salad', with layers upon layers of wonky, shifting percussion, building up into a tower of sound that feels as though it should come crumbling down, but somehow always stands firm.
The B1 'Phase Of Going Through Life' brings the energy back down to earth with its slightly sparser arrangement and clips of bird songs, while still maintaining the off kilter pace of the previous pieces. The record then closes with the feel-good club work out, 'The Brain Named Itself', where we find Third Son administering a last-minute, sharp injection of groove. The dissonant synths that opened the record are replaced by brilliant, euphoric chord sweeps and pounding drums that are sure to move any dancefloor.