"Feorm’s debut album is an experiment in that ever-impossible task: capturing carpe diem. Somehow, the five-piece not only succeed in doing so, but the results are quite phenomenal. Recorded over a handful of improvised live sessions at a farm in Norfolk, it’s almost possible, in a warm, cosy and slightly trippy swirl of synaesthesia, to see these 12 tracks take shape before your eyes.
Taking their cue from a vast array of influences – post-rock to post-punk via 60s British psychedelia and krautrock/ kosmische music such as Can and Neu! – Feorm imbue their songs with a heavy but soothing atmosphere. Layers of instrumentation and feeling build in increasingly dramatic, emotionally-charged soundscapes. The insistent chug of Munc The Grover, the unsettling, uneasy paranoia of The Long Drop and the expansive, elegant It Is The Mercy traverse the immediacy of the moment while simultaneously sounding as if they have the answers to the deep, unfathomable secrets of the universe. Despite the organic and ambitious nature of the recording process, this is a fully-formed, wholly-realised and perceptive full-length that pulls the past into the present while offering a renewed sense of hope and excitement about the future. * * * * 4 STARS
- RECORD COLLECTOR, March 2012
released 09 April 2012
Brett Cooper - Drums, Percussion
Paul Corcoran - Electric Guitar, Bass on 'Clocking'
Andrew Lynch - Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Allan Murray - Bass, Synth on 'Clocking', 'Sun Dogs' & 'Oriens'
Pete Warren - Synths, Samples & FX; Harmonica, Guitar on 'Clocking', Bass on 'Sun Dogs'
All Music Written & Produced by Feorm
Engineered and Mixed by Andrew Lynch
Mastered by Denis Blackham
Sleeve by Pete Warren
Thanks to Geoffrey, Julia, Cathy, Penny, Ilisa & Neil
Fen Tiger Records - www.fen-tiger.com