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Veik - Surrounding Structures (Second Pressing)

Fuzz Club

  • £19.78 ( )

Format: LP
Catalogue No.: FC142V12R
Barcode: 5060467887656
Release Date: 27 Aug 2021
Genre: Indie / Alternative

On 180g ultra-clear vinyl w/ standard sleeve. For Indies Only. Second pressing of this release from April. French three-piece Veik released their highly-praised debut album, ‘Surrounding Structures’, via Fuzz Club Records. Supported by BBC 6 Music, KEXP, France24, France Inter, Loud & Quiet, Line of Best Fit, Louder Than War and more, the album is now getting a second vinyl pressing on 180g ultra-clear vinyl. Centred around vintage analogue synths and abrasive instrumentation, the Caen-based band’s experimental post-punk is rooted in the 70s avant-garde, most notably Krautrock and No Wave. They reel off groups like Implog, Suicide or Indoor Life as inspirations, whilst existing in a similar world to contemporaries like Beak>, Suuns and Girl Band. The album arrived off the back of a handful of EPs and singles, tours around Europe and shows with the likes of The Soft Moon, Tomaga and Vanishing Twin. Talking about ‘Surrounding Structures’, they say that “The writing of the album was heavily influenced by architectural environments. We made a lot of detours when touring in 2017 and 2018 to visit modernist and brutalist buildings in France, Germany and Belgium (which caused us many delays for soundchecks.)” Listening to the album, it’s quickly clear how the disjointed shapes and abrasive textures of brutalist architecture are manifested in their music. However, they claim that the ‘Surrounding Structures’ of the album’s title are also a reference to both the “physical and social structures that surround us and how they shape us as individuals and collectives.” Quotes - "Veik have made a remarkable debut album. ★ ★ ★ ★" Loud & Quiet // "Veik plunder the kosmische musik of the past while sounding invariably modern." The Line of Best Fit // "A record that wholly sounds like the future... truly magnificent." New Noise Magazine // "Veik combine accessibility with alienation throughout the album, opening a door to expose reality. ★★★★" Louder Than War // "A syncopated reinterpretation of post-punk based on analogue synths" France Inter // "1970s avant-garde rock with a French twist" FRANCE 24 (Encore!) //

Tracklist: 1) Difficult Machinery 2) Singularism 3) Political Apathy 4) Honesty (I Don’t Wanna Know) 5) Life Is a Time Consuming Experience 6) Château Guitar 7) Same Old Argument 8) Surrounding Structures 9) Downside (I Wanna Know) 10) Chullachaqui

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