Myths of The Near Future - Klaxons (2007)
It's been far too long between drinks for an @albumnight review, and what better way to get the party started again than this gem from Klaxons.
Let me set the scene... 2008, and like anyone, I knew Golden Skans. I felt pretty cool knowing when to ohhh and when to ahh. Did I know any of the lyrics? Hardly. Would I know Klaxons if they slapped me in the face? Hardly. The gateway track from this album drew me in and did enough to stimulate my curiosity for more.
Two tracks in, Atlantis to Interzone happens... and I guess as they say, the rest is history. What may have started as a casual exploration to see what this band had to offer quickly turned into an expedition to the end of the world, into space, back in time and into the near future. The air raid warns of the mayhem that's about to ensue, while the thumping bass just goes ahead and rips your guts wide open.
I love albums like this, each track flows into the next and before you know it you're back to the start of this indie electro space oddity.
Totem on the Timeline gives us team vocals. As Above So Below is a little less chaotic, and much cleaner, perhaps thanks to the influence of producer James Ford.
Isle of Her marches on with call and response lyrics, and a haunting chorus. Melody is strong and the gritty bass complements the synth and electornic elements of this track very nicely.
Madness is back in the form of Gravity's Rainbow. This is a floor filler so come with me, we'll travel to infinity.
Drums on Magick are next level.
It's Not Over is pure, simple and gorgeous. The longer this album goes the better it gets.
Myths of the Near Future takes the mid 2000s indie rock revolution and adds a touch of mythology, astronomy and electonica. The end result is a fantastic 36mins worth of dance floor jams and organised chaos.
I've missed this album and it makes me miss my more rambunctious days on the sticky dancefloor of @black_night_crash at The Rochy in Melbourne even more.
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