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Reviewed on 23rd October 2012.


Floating Omen

By Negative Pegasus

Repetition in music has always been something that leaves people divided. From the shambolic nature of The Fall's finer moments through to the quiet-loud dynamics of Trail of Dead and on to the glorious Animal Collective via the enigmatic drudge of Suicide, there'll always be one naysayer accusing it as one of the laziest traits in music. Well, they couldn't be further from the truth.

Negative Pegasus are a "hard-psych" (?) three piece from Brighton. 'Floating Omen' is the first single to be taken from their upcoming debut album 'Looming' and sounds a little bit like Can being done by Oneida or very early Trail of Dead (without the fuzz and the quiet production), and absolutely canes the ears through a pounding rhythm and hushed eerie vocals reminiscent of the likes of Chapterhouse or Black Tambourine. It completely defies the boundaries of genre and leaves the listener feeling somewhat dumbfounded, first sounding like something you'd find on a quintessential NME compilation CD before eventually buzzing furiously along like an angry bee in a drone appreciation clinic. Five captivating minutes.

"Conscious expanding", they say. For once, not whimsical press-release bullshit.



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