RIYL: King Creosote, Fence Records

Label: Fire

New one from Pictish Trail with beautiful psych-electro-pop gems is released today as a deluxe edition on Fire records after some pre-sells on RSD. The original vinyl came out last year on Lost Maps records and has sold out rather fast. This version has an extra vinyl with reworks and even more songs from the same session. Johnny Lynch makes music for over 10 years and started with very limited handmade editions for the brilliant Fence Collective he founded with Kenny Anderson aka King Creosote. It’s a really beautiful vinyl and there are some copies left on Bandcamp at the moment.

“The press release suggests that this record was made…or at least planned in a caravan in the Outer Hebrides. All of which would suggest an album of rustic folk but appearances can be deceptive. What we have instead is an album of shiny synth heavy pop music with the only nod to its background being the Scottish inflection in some of the vocal phrasing. It’s a slickly enjoyable album which will appeal to fans of Metronomy and Hot Chip. ‘Lionhead’ in fact with it’s spiralling guitars and propulsive rhythms is redolent of some of the later Wild Beasts material and adds a bit shout along chorus which Ii’m sure with sound great tumbling down from the glens.”  Norman Records


The Details

‘Future Echoes’ is the latest album from Pictish Trail, AKA Scottish singer-songwriter Johnny Lynch. These spectral songs are filtered through a sun-warped pop lens, where heart-pumping guitar shriek-outs collide with sampled gurgles and fractured lyrics figure-skate over sine-waves of glacial synth. ‘Future Echoes’ represents the most confident, cohesive and pop-savvy collection of music Pictish Trail has written to date.

Limited edition ‘cosmic’ coloured double 12” LP with disc of extras. 1000 copies.

Price $36

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