THE FUTURE KINGS OF ENGLAND - The Future Kings Of England (Reissue)

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artrock, Psychedelic/Space Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 164 / 10-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Backwater Records | Autor: BSV

In 2005 The Future Kings Of England created something new with their debut album of the same name: the British trio consistently combined large-scale New Artrock with psychedelic escapades. Distorted guitar solos met walls of sound, mellotron monsters met deep bass grooves, weird synths met dynamic changes. The album, which has not been available for a long time, is now available in new remastered and remixed form. A good decision, as the atmospheric and unconventional longtracks "10:66", "Humber Doucy Lane" and above all "Pigwhistle" are accessible again. Ennio Morricone combines the latter with Floyd's "Atom Heart Mother" and creates an oversized ear cinema. And now also the originally untitled intro and outro tracks have got a name: "At Long Last..." and "God Save The King". The band had become calmer lately; the official website still presents the last album "Who Is This Who Is Coming?" (2012) as a brand new release. That's good for the sign of life.

Top track: Pigwhistle

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