EP REVIEW | Future Myth – Flashbulb Memories.

Future Myth - Flashbulb Memories - cover

ARTIST: Future Myth

RELEASE: Flashbulb Memories

RELEASE DATE: 29/01/16

RECORD COMPANY: Unsigned

Psychedelic indie dream gazers ‘Future Myth’ hail from San Jose, California and collectively create a stunning blend of psych, shoegaze, dream/baroque pop & rock that is absolutely stuffed full to the brim of soaring melodic harmonies & shimmering, swirling soundscapes. This impressive four piece self release their debut album entitled ‘Flashbulb Memories’ on January 29th 2016 and it follows on from their debut single ‘Little Voice’, released via the bands bandcamp page The band are made up of Joseph, Ben, Nick & Kevin. 

 

Melody heavy ‘Little Voice’, the bands debut single, opens the door to this impressive sonic journey with a swirling wall of sound followed by repetitive but incredibly addictive guitar pattern that weaves in and out of a shimmering vocal line. The chorus soars within a cacophony of emotive sounds too & it makes this track the ‘Stand Out’ track for me on this whole release. Track two ‘Sleepless’ slows proceedings down with a wavy intro but don’t be fooled. Melodic vocals, trembling guitar parts and a shuffling percussion usher this track into its emotive break where we’re treated to reverb drenched vocals straddling a solid beat until its finale. Track 3, ‘Cold Season’, swerves into a more pop/rock territory. Not really my thing if I’m honest but I’m impressed with the songs structure, its slick melodic lines & brilliant vocal harmonies. ‘End Of The Year’ starts slow but builds into a wall of beautiful melody. Swirling guitars mingled with solid drums & bass cushion the vocal with relative ease. Up next ‘Far As Stars’ brings violins into the sonic ether. Acoustic guitars, sparse percussion & another uplifting melodic vocal drives this track to its finality and there is a hint of psychedelic fare interspersed within its driving sonic core. The EP’s closing track ‘Solstice’ begins with a droning synth coupled with a repetitive guitar line thats used primarily to carry the impressive vocal. It builds & shimmers as each instrument enters the musical soundscape. Again, ‘Solstice’ has subtle hints of dreamy/baroque inspired pop but its overall sound is most definitely of a more alt rock inspired nature!

You can get ‘Little Voice’, the bands debut single via bandcamp right now as ‘Name Your Price’ with their debut album ‘Flashbulb Memories’ getting its official release on the 29th January 2016.

3/5

LINKS:

facebook.com/FutureMyth

futuremyth.bandcamp.com

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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Del Chaney

Del Chaney has spent the last three years not only fronting popular Irish Electronic duo Analogue Wave but also dedicating his time to uncovering the best artists in the Unsigned or Small Independent Label based Shoegaze Dream Pop Post-Punk & Post-Rock genre’s of music from all over the globe & reviewing them for this blog – The Primal Music Blog. His other arm – Primal Radio – has gained considerable respect from bands and promoters alike since its conception in 2013 & has hepled him in actively promoting a genre of music that he is passionate about. Hailing from Dublin, Ireland, he is a keen Vinyl Collector, Tattoo Fan & all round good guy! He is a self confessed music freak & is never far away from a studio console or a turntable.

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