A cloud of sweet smoke ascended as the silhouettes of the members of The Contortionist took their positions on the stage awash in dim blue light. Juxtaposing crushing, mechanical brutality with transcendent euphony, they delivered an immensely powerful set replete with dynamic lighting and a pretty cool hexagonal stage prop. If you have ever wondered what ‘musical calculus’ sounds like, look no further than The Contortionist, focusing on their latest release, Language.