By Lu Kuss
Here at One Lion HQ we’re always excited when we receive something new to listen to, particularly when that something turns out to be the sophomore solo release from Contact Play aficionado and all round High Focus badman, Edward Scissortongue.
With this extended player, titled ‘The Theremin E.P’’, we delve a little deeper into the multiple personalities that make up Mr Scissortongue as he takes us on a journey through the alternative corners of his mind.
The first track is an instrumental intro produced by Brighton based electronic music producer Miles Courtney. It beautifully eases you into what's to come with light, resonating synth chords that do an amazing job of setting the scene. As we drift into track 2 entitled ‘Teeth’ we get the first earful of vivid and somewhat morbid bars that this project has to offer. Over a sinister production by experimental Californian beatsmith, Eon Ra, Scissor makes light work of painting images of sizzling human appendages whilst using the same words as metaphorical references...take heed young barsmen, this is a true example of how to paint a picture with your words.
Next up is a track called ‘Theremin’ produced by Scissor’s long term affiliate and High Focus powerhouse, DIrty Dike. Continuing the the general theme of the project nicely with content that gives us an insight into the darker areas of Edwards mind. This drifts into the fifth track which is a continuation of the previous track and is aptly titled ‘Theremin Part II’. Produced by LDZ’s Sumgii, it distinguishes itself from its predecessor as Edward takes the role of storyteller once again and guides us through a mixture of reality and fiction, cleverly using the third person references of a mad man. This track has an interesting false ending followed by a futuristic and somewhat scary interlude that leads into the subtle, bassy sound of the Konchis produced ‘The Calculator’.