Growing - Lateral

Growing - Lateral
Duration:
21:03
Release Date:
February 19, 2008
Genre:
Styles:
Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Noise-Rock
Artist:
Album:
Lateral

Growing's early-2008 effort was one of their shortest, less a full album than an EP of four good songs that collectively clock in at under half an hour. It's a reasonable balance between inspirations and their own spark -- thus, "First Contact" has the kind of sheer obsessive focus in its waves and loops of sound familiar from late Spacemen 3 efforts (or early Spectrum and Spiritualized), but the random guitar stabs that come in over the rhythm, reverbed and a little noodly in their own way, give the track its own clear identity.

Similarly, the title track reverses what had become a standard model for electrogaze -- a punchy, near-glitch beat cutting through a sonic wash -- by placing the reverb on the beats itself instead. Meanwhile, "Swell" starts off the release on a perfectly named note, continuing to rise and develop in a propulsive motion that almost feels like a regal ascension.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
SwellGrowing5:46
First ContactGrowing4:15
LateralGrowing5:03
AfterglowGrowing5:59