Album review: Numbers Game EP - Eddie Numbers

MIKE ALEXANDER
Last updated 05:00 01/03/2013
Numbers Game EP - Eddie Numbers
Numbers Game EP - Eddie Numbers

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EDDIE NUMBERS
Numbers Game EP
(Rhythmethod)

If this four track EP taster of what's in store on Numbers Game (the album), set for release later this year, is a sign of what's to come, then Eddie Numbers can expect another year in paradise. 

Although there are obvious references to living in New Zealand, (the clipped beats and funky downtempo pulse of Wishes name-checks Michael and Stacey Jones in a cautionary tale about expectations and reality), the Eddie numbers take on trippy hip-hop has the kind of creative musical ingenuity that you'd find right at home alongside Coldcut or The Herbaliser on Ninja Tune. 

Eddie MC Mahon is as much a poet as a rapper with a natural instinct for clever wordplay ("If life's a numbers game why can I only count on me") and a direct way of making a point which finds fertile ground in the rousing anthem FYC. 

Eddie don't lose those numbers.

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