THE GREAT ELECTRIC | EP1 | Red Vinyl 12"
CAT. NUMBER: VAN 276
LABEL: STATIC CARAVAN
VINYL: RED VINYL - MINT
- A MATTER OF TIME
- JUMP OVER THE HOUSE
- MUSIC AND COLOUR
EP1, self-recorded and released on Static Caravan is the Great Electric’s first release and showcases the band’s love of combining a hypnotic heaviness with accessibility – thickly layering melody onto bedrock of driving bass and drums, often lending the songs an almost pop patina. Opener ‘Matter of Time’ sets off at a breakneck motorik pace, introducing layered analogue melodies and a metronomic bassline before giving way to a chorus that sits somewhere in the middle ground between Focus and Fantomas. The track fades into a fug of Gilmour-inspired guitars, analogue electronics and found sounds.
Jump Over The House is a triumphant, energised hybrid of 60’s Detroit soul and a locked, motorik pulse, overlaid with a subtle vocodered line straight out of millennium-era Trans Am. If you booked The Great Electric for your birthday party, they’d open with this song.
The EP’s lead track, Music and Colour establishes a rigid bass motif from the off and builds into the embodiment of perfect space age pop – constructed from layer upon layer of repetition, hypnotic drones and heavy washes of analogue melodies and counter-melodies.
The EP closes with M.O.P.E.. Building over 9 minutes, the track is a dichotomy of 'Animals'-era Pink Floyd atmospherics and Sir Lord Baltimore barbarian rock. The song gathers pace before the wheels come off entirely and it rattles into Blue Cheer covering Yes’ ‘Heart of the Sunrise’.
2014 will see the band finish a debut LP, adding vocalist Helen King (Shrag) ahead of organising a small number of live dates later in the year.
300 edition 12” vinyl pressing
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