I always get excited when I hear a band and don’t know how to define them. ¬†There are approximately 13,722 genres in music now (give or take), so when a piece of music defies that institution, my journalistic tendencies go into anaphylactic shock. ¬†Numbers Are Futile, a mere duo based in Edinburgh, Scotland, craft a rich musical landscape full of surprising instrumentation and chord progression.
Sunlight on Black Horizon evokes¬†the late 70s and early 80s experimental solo years of Peter Gabriel, the prog folk side of Midlake and the chamber pop chops of Grizzly Bear. ¬†Lisbon-born Filipe Bernardo and Athens-bred Panos Baras defy logic and reasoning, crafting a sound that would be challenging for a full band of 4-5 musicians to achieve, mixing a brew of strings and wind instruments,¬†vintage synth sounds, and musical inspirations ranging from across the globe¬†for a truly unique listening experience. ¬†This is a band meant for a large audience, and if Numbers Are Futile continue to build on this sound, I don’t doubt that it could happen…soon.
This is the first piece of music they’ve produced on vinyl, and there are only 250 to go around. ¬†Listen to the full album below and grab a slab.
Limited Edition 12" vinyl
Includes unlimited streaming of Sunlight on Black Horizon via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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