Review : Infadels - The Future of the Gravity Boy
BbcIt is not that difficult to see the appeal of Londonís Infadels. They have not so far been ones for subtlety, taking cues from 80s electronica, adding an often ferocious punch that has resulted in an end product altogether more muscular than the majority of what has come before. As noted proponents of a pejoratively "big" electronic-based rock sound, fans of Infadels and the genre in general may be pleased that they donít stray too far from this musical blueprint on The Future of the Gravity Boy.
This record is at least ostensibly a concept album, as the title perhaps hints. The band claims that itís about ďthe survival of human skills in the technological age,Ē yet it is almost definitely not a tract on Neo-Luddism. Nevertheless, a lyrical and conceptual journey is here to be discovered through focused lyrics and undulating moods and tones.
For all the heavy use of analogue synths throughout the opening tracks, there is also a lesser-heard lightness which emerges most forcefully when lead singer Bnann heads up a far-reaching melody, and they come little more expansive than in the joyous and pop-driven We Get Along, in which there is talk of joining a mariachi band. Occasionally, though, Infadels break this mould and move away from the expected, as in 5:03, the final track on the album Ė its title is also its duration....full text
BloggerThe Eighties are the new Sixties as the major source of inspiration. English synth dance act Infadels take cues from the musical heritage of Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys and the Eurythmics. They are a big hit in the UK, catering to the new generation of ravers. Their third full-length The Future of the Gravity Boy is the long-awaited follow-up of Universe In Reverse (2008). Until now fans had to make do with the single Ghosts, a single that was released in November 2009. Producer Alex Metric is currently the go to guy if you want a rock 'n' rave album, and he delivered, including the dated drum sound that is associated with the genre....full text
HarderbloggerfasterThe Infadels have just released their third studio album. We must concede we havenít listened to their first two. As you may well have realised our music knowledge only goes as far back as 2009 (shhh, donít tell anyone).
Anyway the new album is great. Itís a loud, noisey, in-your-face heady broth of indie and electro. Itís so great itís not even on soundcloud (itís far too good for that). You can hear a minimix from the band below Ė it shows off a bit of the production from man of the moment Alex Metric, who produced the album.
If youíre desperate to check it out Ė you can stream it from Spotify. Or buy it like a normal person....full text
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