Thursday, February 18, 2016

Figures of Light Introduces A Whole Set of Instrumentals To Rock Out To

Figures of Light continues to impress with their prolific release schedule. No other band seems to get the formula of releasing music quite like this one, and it shows. This time around they have put out a set of instrumentals and 3 new tracks that take the essence of the band, and strips it down to their main components. Figures of Light “The Instrumentals” is perhaps one of the best things I’ve heard this year so far. There’s a refreshing sound to these instrumental tracks that just works so well beyond any genre.

Surfing USA With Figures of Light

I’m originally from Southern California, and surf culture is huge. Living 4 miles from the beach for 27 years really got me into surfing, and along that came the classic surf rock from the past. Figures of Light taps right into that with some of my favorite songs they’ve ever put out. “Ninety-Nine (Minimalist Mix)" replaces “Wipeout” for me,  as my standard for surf music. It’s the powerful bass line that mixes well with the guitar tone, and percussion that comes across here so well. I love a good bass line, and this track really has as driving tone. “Ides of March” also plays on the surf guitar, but with a more “dub” vibe akin to Trojan Records. Once you hear it, you’ll know what I mean, as the track works quite well in the lo-fi garage punk sound it pushes. The record finishes with another classic, “Surf’s Up!” and again, you’re in for a treat with this one, pushing that surfer vibe to all new heights.

A Perfect Soundtrack For Surf and Skate

Out of the surf culture of Southern California came skateboarding, and that’s the vibe that this record truly possesses. There’s an eclectic mix of sounds, but that guitar, lo-fi, punk rock style comes shining through on many tracks, making this one of the best records to get you in the mood to glide on water or concrete. I like the mix, and as far as instrumental rock records are concerned, this is on par with some of the best ones I’ve heard.

Overall, the guys in Figures of Light have found a way to tap into some very cool surf sounds, amidst a punk, garage sound. They continue to defy labels, and have once again won me over with another release. This time around, they put out 25 instrumentals, with 3 new songs to get you out of your chair into some motion. I highly recommend checking this release out.

Take a moment to check out one of the new tracks from the record - “Surf's Up!"

Figures of Light - Surf's Up! from Figures of Light Archive on Vimeo.

Support Figures of Light and Pick up "Instrumentals" via the links below, you'll be glad you did. 25 tracks of pure joy, if you ask me!

Via iTunes Here

Via Amazon Here

Via Rhapsody Here

Via Spotify Here

Figures of Light Video Archive Here

Oh, and don't forget to check out Figures of Light's Official Website Here

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