Ewan Mackenzie is primarily known as a percussion specialist and given that drummers don't generally make great records, the signs are ominous for his first album as Dextro. Yet, in a reversal to the trend, 'Consequence Music' is a good, sometimes excellent hour's worth of multi-layered ambient music. Those layers generally consist of a moving synth melody backed up by some solid rhythms; making full use of Mackenzie's skills in these areas. 'Atman' is definitely the key moment; beginning with a stately piano intro, slowly a shimmering wall of sound is built up accompanied by a smattering of feedback, a vocal sample of a child and an unforgettably haunting tune. Just to prove that track isn't a fluke, 'Destroy The Future Of All Mankind' is another sparkling, emotionally rich number whilst the more whimsical 'Hearts And Minds' is more reminiscent of Mackenzie's compatriots, Boards Of Canada. The main ingredient throughout the album is Mackenzie's background in percussion and he keeps the rhythms tight to ensure the melodies don't get washed away in a trail of false euphoria.