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vessels

The Great Distraction

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Released: 29th Sep 2017

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Released: 29th Sep 2017

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the Leeds-based five-piece’s fourth is a high-energy, cosmic jump through a darkly neon hyperspace that melds elements of post-rock with stomping house beats, making for a striking, complex listen.

their newfound commitment to a four-to-the-floor philosophy shines through in the widescreen power of opener ‘Mobilise’, in the dark energy of the pulsing ‘Position’, & in the deep build-up of ‘Gløwer’. The results stand tall amongst Vessels’ typically towering slow-burners as Wayne Coyne’s (flaming lips) vocal soars towards the clouds on ‘Deflect The Light’, Vincent Neff’s (Django Django) presence adds to the powerful dramatics of ‘Trust Me’, & John Grant imbues ‘Erase The Tapes’ with characteristically austere beauty. “A few of the longer instrumental tracks on the album strike a balance between long, dirty, polyrhythmic techno & the math-rock, post-rock band we used to be, & that’s never left us,” says drummer Tim Mitchell.

 

The Great Distraction

Tracklist

  1. Mobilise
  2. Deflect The Light (feat. The Flaming Lips)
  3. Position
  4. Radiart
  5. Deeper In A Sky (feat. Harkin)
  6. Gløwer
  7. Trust Me (feat. Vincent Neff)
  8. Everyone Is Falling
  9. Radio Decay
  10. Erase The Tapes (feat. John Grant)