Thursday, 20 November 2008
Musick's Top 20 Albums: 14
14. Late Of The Pier
Fantasy Black Channel
There’s much to dislike about Late Of The Pier. Firstly, they utilize some of the same ‘arty’ tropes of forebears Klaxons; their lyrics are usually nonsense, they make bad videos, their artwork is amateurish but probably cost a fair bit and despite your best efforts you end up really liking the music they make. Curse them! Produced by Erol Alkan, Fantasy Black Channel is a brilliantly restless amalgam of electro, glam rock, punk, grime, R&B and Gregorian chanting. Usually this happens in just one song, for example the seven-minute ‘The Enemy Are The Future’, but they can keep it concise too as on highlight ‘VW’.
Key track: 'The Enemy Are The Future'