Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Figures of Light Blast Through To The Future With Great! Now We've Got Time To Party!

What some might see as a departure, others will peg as an evolution, and that’s closer to what you get on “Great! Now We’ve Got Time To Party!” from Figures of Light. This is an interesting release that has this artist spreading its wings and showing that the definition of proto-punk isn’t really going to stop them from creating incredible pieces of music. It’s this type of ethos that gets many bands in trouble, because they aren’t going to be put into a single box or style. This genre shifting release still holds something for the old school fan, but is very well rooted in the new.

At first, you will definitely think that this is just an ambience filled record, and it most certainly has that vibe on the opening track, but if you stick with it, you realize that there’s more to come. It’s in the second song “Ninety-Nine (Featuring Stuart Pendergast)” that you start to get a feel for the talent that Figures of Light pushes. The wailing guitar riffs is coupled with a vibrancy that is definitely rooted in modern rock guitar with a tinge of surf style for good measure. The minimalist is also very cool, giving a secondary take on the matter.

On “Heading for the Sky” you are taken to a whole new place and soundscape. Overall, “Great! Now We’ve Got Time To Party” is a cool record full of life and sounds. It’s this type of breakthrough arrangements that should get people moving and excited about music in general. It bridges so many genres and yet still stays true to that rock and roll sound that the band is known for. This alongside the releases that they have put out together make for a catalog that is well worth checking out. You can check out this record by clicking here, as it is definitely worth a listen.

Figures of Light - Great! Now We've Got Time To Party! from Figures of Light Archive on Vimeo.
Figures of Light was an American music band founded in 1970, which disbanded in 2015. This channel features some of their videos as a permanent archive. Check out our website at

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