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Tesseract, live in London

Live Review

Venue: Scala, London

Support: Animals As Leaders, Navene K

Britain's foremost djentlemen headed into London's Scala for a sold-out night of mindbending technicality with more strings attached than a payday loan. But what did we learn from the situation?

The Scala Should've Opened Its Doors Earlier 

'Ticket collection opens at 7.30pm' reads the sign outside the Scala. That's all when and good if King's Cross happens to exist within a time-condensing wormhole but in reality the poor old sods who are stuck in the epic queue have no chance to catching the Animals As Leaders' former drummer Navene K pound the crap out of his skins to the wall-quaking expletives of his laptop. While the sight of Navene drumming along to his self-made electronica is novel, it's about halfway into the set when he cranks up the bass to pant-soiling levels that the really gets interesting – taking the djenty death metal offerings into rave territory like some mad Joey-Jordison-meets-The-Prodigy powerhouse. It's quite something.

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