“Three Fact Fader” (Joint Review)
This album was a refreshing change and one that I probably needed, as you might know, I’ve been listening to a lot of rock at the moment. Engineers proved to be a break, and I was amazed with how good the album was. It’s another album that jumps out at you and really stays with you. It’s also similar to a band we did a joint review on a while back, Kyte, but I’m of the opinion that this album is a more refined and classy album.
‘Three Fact Fader’ is the second album from UK band Engineers and they have obviously taken there time with this material, because it has been 5 years since there debut. For all their fans, it’s been a long wait, but what they’ve got in return for waiting is amazing.
My fellow blogger has already talked about the approach this band takes, which also influences the type of music that is made. It’s very industrial, and although there are little, if any, similarities to the genre of industrial music, there seems to be a similar approach with how they manipulate and experiment with sounds. The album is a mixture of new and old in a way, because while the album is largely electronic and futuristic in nature, there are moments when it becomes more organic and orchestral.
‘Three Fact Fader’ has one of the best intro’s I’ve heard all year, it slowly builds in to the opening sequence/loop that the first song, ‘Clean Coloured Wire’, is based around. It feels like it’s from the future and is interpreting the past, it’s a weird concept but I think that if that is what they were aiming for, it’s a really interesting approach to the writing of the songs.
‘Helped by Science’ is one of the songs off the album that utilises orchestral sequences and layers, but like all the songs from the album, it has a piece of futuristic guitars running through it’s back bone, which makes the song feel like a part of the album, despite the song itself being something that didn’t fit in.
The album takes inspiration from the past to make truly futuristic music, but does it in a way, where it’s hard notice the past influences, which makes it seem very familiar, yet so new.
‘Three Fact Fader’ is an album that has to be listened to in its entirety, as you will get so much more out of it if you do. As I said at the start, it’s similar in style to Kyte, so if you’re a fan of Kyte, then this album is one for you, it’s more refined and journeys a bit further away from the generic post-rock-esque nature of a lot of bands at the moment.