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The Agony & The Ecstasy EP

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Hot on the heels of his massive collaboration with Tiesto and Underworld, High Contrast brings us the eponymous single from his forthcoming and highly anticipated album The Agony & The Ecstasy, which is due out at the end of February on Hospital.

The album title was exclusively revealed by High Contrast for Annie mac Live on Radio One.

The only drum+bass artist we can think of who can get away with writing tunes about existential metaphysics and drawing on renaissance artwork for the cover imagery.

The title track is an organ-chiming, synth-soaring burst of opposing energies with uplifting strings, thumping drums and cooing vocals from upcoming Welsh star Selah Corbin.

?Father, Cant You See Im Burning? is the accompanying deeper, darker six and a half minute venture on the flipside. From an eerie intro full of tense, cinematic SFX and haunted whisperings, it builds into a compelling melodic main part with crisp breaks, atmospheric sweeps and an immense midway breakdown. Watch for the switch in the second half.

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released February 13, 2012

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High Contrast London, UK

The name High Contrast needs no introduction any more… though when a young, fresh-faced Lincoln Barrett signed on the dotted line back in 2000 he was a complete unknown. Signed on the strength of his mini-disc demos, the Welsh wonder has smashed his way through the D+B scene and has become one of its iconic and much respected heroes. ... more

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