Ears have Eyes hit their 5th release with an EP from label owners Murun B and Ivor E
First landing in 2012, 6 years on and London based Ears Have Eyes have been plotting their own takeover, making advances into the oddly shaped space that sits between the dustier side of house and minimal grooves.
Celebrating what is only their 5th release, label owners Murun B and Ivor E step up to the plate with 3 cuts of woozy flavours that capture what these guys are all about. Drawing on inspiration from their love of weird and wonderful cartoons, Ivor the Engine and Murun Buchstansangour seem to have made quite the impact on their youthful minds. No doubt helping shape their outlook from repeated viewing late on Sunday mornings and giving birth to their new aliases.
The warmly coloured tribal textures of “Nigel Clarke” fill the A-Side as you find yourself reeled in by a hypnotic organ-like tone that holds the air with baited breath. The pair weave deep bass tones to earthy percussion as filtering hi hats and zapped out synthesis neatly fizzle away. Interspersed with moments of lush, breathy strings, this is a clever piece of work that should curry favour with djs and dancers who seek out the less obvious and enjoy the point passed no return (for another few hours at least).
Heading to B1, the pair move down the rave fuelled funnel of “Dai Just Can’t Cope” into chunky dance floor mode, with a solid broken rhythm section and large UKG influenced bottom end that ushers in creepy synths. Last but not least, B2 “The 3am To Llantisilly (6am Dub)” is yet another fine example of Murun B and Ivor E’s ability to capture the mood of a moment and supply some sure fire afterhours boogie: a solid groove taking hold as they lace the atmosphere with hypnotic overtones and semi acidic notes.