ALBUM REVIEW | Future – Horizons

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ARTIST: Future

RELEASE: Horizons

RELEASE DATE: 25/05/15

RECORD COMPANY: REQUIEM POUR UN TWISTER

Parisian trio ‘Future’ have released a debut album, which despite its title, seems to seek out sonic inspiration from beyond the horizons (of this planet at least) and reach into outer space. The aural explorers chart a course from stylish, icy electro to galactic shoegaze guitar squall over the course of these ten tracks. It’s a sophisticated piece of sonic engineering, created by layering up spacey synths, delay upon delay and frozen vocals.

 

Opener ‘OOO2’ starts with a synthetic pulse before the whole track lifts off on jets of guitar. ‘Horizons’ which shares the name of the album is a dark, driving dollop of cold wave. The pace picks up with ‘Colors’ and its shiny electro swagger. Can I hear Curve in ‘Try It’? It’s programmed drums and whooshing guitars bring the 90s band to mind somehow, and that’s no bad thing. It sets us up perfectly for the glacial groove of ‘Side Effects’. The guitars get to sing a bit more in ‘Feel Like I Do’. The crunchy distortion and that bassline which nods to New Order-era Peter Hook take this track off into a somewhat psychedelic direction. The album’s standout track is ‘Prisms’. It howls with huge guitars, that are laden with reverb and distortion. Layers and layers of vocal create a banshee-like wail and delay drips off everything. It is cosmic. Then we spin off into an electro orbit again. ‘Stay’ is a tremble of space age synth and the dark 80s feel of ‘Again’ makes me think of Star Wars, but Ronald Reagan’s version, rather than George Lucas’s. By the time we get to ‘Space Hole’ it sounds like ‘Future’ have made contact, but gosh, they are just so unphased by it all.

LINKS: 
futurebandclub.bandcamp.com

facebook.com/futurebandclub

twitter.com/future_band

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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In her time, Sarah Cuthbert-Kerr has attended raves and rock clubs. She enjoys pedals, pizza and spy dramas. Sarah also plays guitar in Edinburgh-based noisemakers Wozniak and is co-founder of Morningside Young Team who put on gigs and put out records for discerning audiences who enjoy fuzz and confusion.

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