FOUND – ‘factorycraft’ (Chemikal Underground)
Thu 10 Mar : Sound Control
(with their labelmates The Phantom Band)
“A psychedelic eruption in the factory.” That’s how Edinburgh’s new garage band on the block Found describe their sound. It ranges from urgent, Wire-influenced punk to Joe Meek sci-fi pop, cheapo bossa nova and near acid house grooviness within the space of a few tracks. ‘factorycraft’, their first album for Chemikal Underground, introduces us to the trio’s grubby world: rarely does a debut album have an opening statement as striking as urban love story ‘Anti-Climb Paint’. And throughout the album, the title is reflected in mechanically ticking beats, references to assembly lines and precise, brutal guitar stabs.
It was recorded in one productive week on an industrial estate in Glasgow, at Chemikal Underground’s own Chem 19 studio. As well as a kick-ass band, Found are also a highly-creative art collective: while they were working on it, they were also busily building a sound installation called Cybraphon based on a 19th century orchestrion – a project that later won them a BAFTA.