Dazzling rhythm tracks that shape new styles out of familiar sounds.
The B-side is less claustrophobic. "Visitor From The Ocean" is the dubbed-out cousin to "Run To Mall," the snares now chewed-up and sloppy, the rhythm rotating around calm pads. "Random Coherence" has a slippery hand percussion groove in the vein of Shackleton, but it's nailed to the ground with a massive kick drum. The biggest surprise comes from "Throbbing Pain," which sends a hi-hat pattern stuttering across the stereo field, like a Kuedo tune collapsing in on itself. Whether he's dealing with vintage grime, rinsed-out dancehall samples or, as on previous records, dub and Baltimore club, Mars89 tends to turn different styles inside out. End Of The Death is his best record yet, drawing you in with the familiar and dazzling you with the unexpected.