The number III printed on the front of their new record like three identical towers, Föllakzoid betray their love of symmetry, their ability to take spaced out, kraut-leaning rock music and park it perfectly. They’ve already proved themselves to be aficionados of the slow, repetitive build, using little more than ominous guitar tones, steadied riffs and occasional synth flourishes, but ‘III’ seems to want to do more than that: Föllakzoid won’t be happy until they’re managed to slow the cause of time, and listening to these four songs, I think they’ve just about made it. Opener “Electric” is pretty self-explanatory, using one crucial riff like a tornado consuming everything else, including harmonics, keys and whispered vocals that feel reverent to the stormy weather. After about eleven minutes we’re ready for “Earth”, which uses discordant chord strums to disorient the listener from their vantage point of sleepy hypnosis. It’s a noisy, unseemly affair, though it’s backed with the same aIr tight rhythm section, so don’t worry too much, yeah? The riffs come back soon enough, anyway. The back half of ‘III’ feels the most epic, with the desolate riffs of “Piure” grounded with booming bass, like the sun beating down on hollow ground. It’s a gorgeous song which eventually becomes so anxious that its guitars start trembling, giving way to the slicker “Feurzeug”, a tour de force in sly, seamless drumming with plenty of cymbals.
United Kingdom Release
This version of the record was released for the audience in the United Kingdom and has been imported to the United States.
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