(2011) Factorycraft

Found

... read moreTo say that Found's 2011 sophomore effort, Factorycraft, is less experimental than the Scottish trio's 2006 debut, Found Can Move, is to assume that they were really all that experimental in the first place. Yes, Found are also known for their multimedia art installations such as the Cybraphon...

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40′:34″ 10 Songs

1
Anti Climb Paint
Found
2:42
2
I'll Wake With A Seismic Head No More
Found
4:20
3
Machine Age Dancing
Found
3:32
4
Blackette
Found
2:47
5
Shallow
Found
5:51
6
Lowlandness
Found
4:09
7
You're No Vincent Gallo
Found
3:22
8
Johnny I Can't Walk The Line
Found
5:01
9
Every Hour That Passes
Found
3:16
10
Blendbetter
Found
5:34
Released 14 March 2011, 2011 FOUND

Review

To say that Found's 2011 sophomore effort, Factorycraft, is less experimental than the Scottish trio's 2006 debut, Found Can Move, is to assume that they were really all that experimental in the first place. Yes, Found are also known for their multimedia art installations such as the Cybraphon "robot band" which won a BAFTA in 2009. That said, Found Can Move was about as experimental as any Beta Band release, and pretty much showcased the band's inclination for groove-oriented melodic rock with some interesting field recordings and electronics thrown into the mix. The biggest change on Factorycraft is Found's move from that more groove-oriented sound toward a more folk-rock and melodic pop direction. In that sense, the tracks here are often atmospheric and expansive, falling somewhere in between the rambling melodicism and literate musings of Pavement and the echoey folk-rock of the Shins. To these ends, you get the nervy, stripped-down Billy Bragg-meets-Paolo Nutini lead-off cut "Anti-Climb Paint," and the band's rootsy take on the Killers' brand of post-punk uplift "I'll Wake with a Seismic Head No More." Similarly engaging are such tracks as the big-beat, '60s-meets-indie-electronic cut "Machine Age Dancing," and the yearning, shoegazey mid-album cut "Shallow." In fact, the album is so good that you may even be able to forgive such fruity latter album indulgences as "You're No Vincent Gallo" and the Devo-esque nerd-bossa of "Every Hour That Passes." Ultimately, while it is clear based on Factorycraft that Found aren't the same band you'd expect to hear playing at an art opening anymore, they are a band you might be pleasantly surprised to run into at a local pub, and that's something a lot harder to find. ~ Matt Collar