We’ve long been fans of FOUND around these parts – from their tremendous 2006 self-released debut “Found Can Move” (still one of my favourite albums of all time) through to 2011’s “Factorycraft” on esteemed imprint Chemikal Underground they’ve rarely put a foot wrong.
Since “factorycraft” the trio have become a duo (Tommy Perman is now working on his solo art projects and rarely writes music these days, although his recent “Concrete Antenna” album is a trememdous piece of work and his ComputerScheisse EP for our wee label is a must-have) and the remaining two members (Kev Sim AKA River of Slime and Ziggy Campbell AKA Lomond Campbell) have spent the last couple of years working on the new FOUND album while also popping out the odd solo release (we were lucky enough to put out the debut solo River of Slime release).
The 6th of November sees the album arrive in the shape of “Cloning” and it’s a very different sounding beast to its predecessor. Half of the tracks contained within its running order don’t even feature vocals and while in the past Campbell’s voice may have featured at the front of the mix, leading the way with infectious melodies and hooks, here it sits alongside the other instrumentation, simply adding another layer instead of sitting front and centre. It’s a truly brilliant album that swims in spacey electronics and almost sounds like the soundtrack to a lost 70s sci-fi flick.
To mark the album’s release, the duo have kindly put us together a rather tidy guest mix, firmly showcasing some of the album’s influences – from Tangerine Dream to Vangelis and Paddy Kingsland.
Get your ears around the mix above, pre-order the album over at the Chemikal shop and check out the album’s brilliant lead single “A Souvenir For Every Hope You Had” below: