Monday, March 1

Errors - Come Down With Me.

. Monday, March 1

Words are overrated. Words start wars, words cost lives. Errors know this and that is why they strip all that is superfluous away from their music. ‘Come Down With Me’ is a taut and lean display of how to employ only all that is necessary without losing any degree of size or scale. It is also the best album you will hear all year named after a Channel 4 daytime TV show.

Hailing from Glasgow, Scotland Errors first emerged in 2008 with the E.P ‘How Is My Acid House’ and it’s full-length follow up ‘It’s Not Something But It Is Like Whatever’. Signed to Mogwai hero Stuart Braithwaite’s label Rock Action the band garnered something of a buzz but managed to avoid the perils and pitfalls it brings, instead learning from their baby steps and growing in style and momentum. The results of this process can be heard in ‘Come Down With Me’, an album positively overflowing with ideas and sounds designed to soundtrack the wildest corners and recesses of the listeners mind.

What is remarkable about ‘Come Down With Me’ is that, despite being robotic and digital in it’s physicality, it conveys as much heart and passion as any poet could with a thousand words. The album kicks off in a post rock style on ‘Bridge Or Cloud’ which is packed full of epic build ups and hooks which linger on a drop but refuse to give in so easily. ‘A Rumor In Africa’ on the other hand represents the side of Errors keen to get toes tapping and rugs cut. Starting off with a note that sounds almost exactly like the original Candi Staton version of ‘You Got The Love’ it then opens up into an 8-bit rave with intricate guitar parts making eyes at synth breakdowns over a drum strewn dance floor.

As you may suspect with an album called ‘Come Down With Me’ much of the proceedings have a lurching and lethargic feel to them. This is not to say things ever feel lazy though. Errors mix of eloquent electronics and distorted guitar work ensures that even as the album descends into its nocturnal twilight that there is still intelligence and intrigue in amongst the smoky haze of tracks such as ‘Beards’ and ‘Jolomo’.

‘Come Down With Me’ is an album that crosses numerous niche genres but one that still manages to be accessible to the inexperienced. It does this by using all its facets in moderation and knowing that brevity and a refusal to sit still is what makes for a lively and engaging listen. Where they go from here will be an exciting journey. Let’s just hope they retain the pun-tastic titles. Can we suggest Coach Trippin’?


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mattschtick said...

Looks like we share the same great taste in music - I'm particularly keen on Come Down With Me at the minute!

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