At the very least a startling achievement in genre dynamics, asserting that 'Hidden' successfully melds Hot Chip glitchery with drum `n' bass aggression and schizophrenic world-rhythms damns it with the faintest of praise. True, it does all of the above, but offers a far richer aural tapestry - namely funereal organs, forlorn horns and chillingly sinister operatic backing vocals. Indeed, songs like `Attack Music' and `We Want War' are not alone in harbouring a kind of unrelenting dystopian menace, while the incomprehensible, juvenile closing chant of `Orion' should bestow the shivers on anyone with a pulse. As intelligent and progressive as it is unsettling: demands to be heard.
Choice Cuts: `We Want War', `Orion', `Hologram', `Drum Courts - Where Corals Lie'