I always get excited when I hear a band and don’t know how to define them. Â 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. Â 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 evokesÂ 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. Â 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,Â vintage synth sounds, and musical inspirations ranging from across the globeÂ for a truly unique listening experience. Â 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. Â 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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