Factorycraft

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  • Artist(s): Kevin Sim, Ziggy Campbell, Tommy Perman
  • Summary: The Scottish trio that won a Scottish BAFTA for its cybraphon (an interactive "mechanical band in a box") releases its third album.
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  • Record Label: Chemikal Underground
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Electronica, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Electronic
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Mar 24, 2011
    80
    Criminally under exposed.
  2. Mar 24, 2011
    80
    The result, invariably, is that they hold the attention like a movie that keeps tantalising you with strands of plot then flashing back and switching the viewpoint. Some may find it irritating, but many more, you suspect, intoxicating.
  3. Uncut
    Mar 29, 2011
    80
    Their debut is an urgent affair full of scratchy, slyly melodic and occasionally anthemic post-punk rock. [Apr 2011, p.83]
  4. Mar 24, 2011
    70
    Much like kindred spirits The Beta Band once did, this is a band plugging the gap between pop finesse and esoteric art school gristle without reverting to gimmicks or cliche. And, for Found, that's very little to be surprised about.
  5. Mar 24, 2011
    60
    Ultimately, while it is clear based on Factorycraft that Found aren't the same band you'd expect to hear playing at an art opening anymore, they are a band you might be pleasantly surprised to run into at a local pub, and that's something a lot harder to find.
  6. Q Magazine
    Apr 6, 2011
    60
    By the time Campbell opens penultimate boozer ballad Every Hour That Passes with "You can be the perfect bitch to my bastardness," you'll find it hard not to succumb. [Apr 2011, p.101]
  7. Jun 29, 2011
    60
    The mood Factorycraft generates, though, is unimpeachable. The album is paradoxically distant yet approachable, as those oh-so-human vocals draw the listener into carefully assembled soundscapes that are machinelike in their efficiency.

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