ARTIST: 93 Million Miles From The Sun
RELEASE: Nothing Left Inside
RELEASE DATE: 30/08/15
RECORD COMPANY: White Light Recordings
2015 is proving to be a highly productive year for the mighty ’93MMFTS’ – not content with releasing a monster 15 track album ‘Fall Into Nothing’ in May, they’ve issued four brand new tracks on this download only EP. They also managed to squeeze in a mini-tour of the UK that took them all the way to Inverness, and a few other releases too – that’s quite a work ethic. ’93MMFTS’ have been building their reputation for epic soundscapes for some time. There are influences from the first wave of gaze clear for all to hear. Swervedriver springs to mind (along with MBV, of course). But do I detect some traces of newer influences too? Spectres share the love for the ear-shredding distortion that’s on ‘Fall Inside/ Summer Daze’.
From the opening of ‘Nothing Left Inside’ our heart-strings are snared on its shimmering opening and hooky (and Hooky) bassline. Those strings are tugged as Noble asks ‘will you find me again’? It doesn’t feel hopeful. There’s no time to brood, however, as the mean psych odyssey of ‘Fall Inside/ Summer Daze’ swaggers in to destroy all ears with freaked out distortion that engulfs like a hurricane. It does ease, but not for a while, and that’s just fine. The wind gets up again with the full on fuzzy start of ‘Never Knows Why’ but there’s less grit in this one. The bass settles in to a deep groove and off it goes, feedback howling. EP closer ‘Time’ has another huge bass line and with its sweet swell of reverby-guitar, it is superior shoegaze that nods to the 90s, aided by beautifully baggy drums and a vocal melody that could be one I know?
There’s no doubt that ’93MMFTS’ have mastered the tools of their trade. The production is skilled – it’s intense without smothering, fuzzy but distinct and of course, the songs stand strong too. A substantial sonic creation.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.