Friday, September 09, 2016
Listen :: Preoccupations - Memory
Words: Ellie Ward
So, it's Friday evening. The end of a long tiring week. Can't be bothered to go out? Fine, just put your feet up, pour a drink and give up the next 11 minutes to Preoccupations.
And that's just one track's worth: all 11:27, to be precise.
The former Viet Cong, Preoccupations', new single, 'Memory' - taken from the upcoming 'Anxiety' full-length, released on September 16 via Jagjaguwar - is one geared to stick in the listener's memory, and not just due to its epic length, but the sheer quality of its sonic output. Building on the disturbing Preoccupations sound, the track pulls together a fusion of noise-gaze and psych as it hurtles towards its magnificent reverbed close.