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Listen: Version 4 – “La Fin Absolue du Monde”

24 Mar

Over the last few months we have brought to your attention the first ever tracks by new industrial electronica duo, Version 4. Well, the guys are back again and after the cerebral snowball of ”Photograph”, and the high energy banger that was
”Do It Now”, they have once again moved off on a musical tangent.

Their latest track, “La Fin Absolue du Monde” is much more sedate than their previous efforts. It feels more controlled and measured and certainly quieter with a dark and foreboding feel. It puts you in mind of the score for a suspenseful moment in a sci-fi thriller, gradually building the tension as it moves towards denouement.

Its good to see such a young band not afraid to experiment and evolve their sound, we look forward to more in the near future.

You can stream “La Fin Absolue du Monde” below and head to their Soundcloud page to listen again to their previous singles. You can even stalk them just a little bit on their Facebook if you like.

Listen: New Version 4 Track – “Do It Now”

22 Jan

You may or may not recall that back in October, we shared the debut track from Version 4, “Photograph”. At the time, the band promised that follow up track “Do It Now” was on its way and lo and behold, here it is!

Unlike “Photograph”, which very gradually built up from an orchestral jazz influenced base, into slightly foreboding industrial electronica, “Do It Now” is much more upfront about its intentions. Those being, COME ON, GET MOVING! ENERGY IS GREAT! This is 8+ minutes of increasing, drum kit smashing, synth blasting intensity. Like a snowball picking up speed as it pelts down a hill, gathering in more snow (as well as beats, big hair, bigger shoulder pads and Duran Duran), going faster and faster until it becomes an unstoppable juggernaut ploughing through everything in its path until it ultimately crashes into a house or something and explodes everywhere. At least, that’s the PG analogy. The guys themselves clearly thought it was much more adult in its nature, as the inclusion of the unmistakably lusty breathing of a young lady partaking in coitus suggests.

This is a big tune, less cerebral than their debut perhaps but no less impressive. With its 80’s feel and determination to be played loud, “Do It Now” is a beast, and one that you’ll probably need at least three cans of Red Bull to keep up with.

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Listen: Debut Track From Version 4 – “Photograph”

21 Oct

Here at Alphabet Bands, we love finding and sharing new music and it doesn’t get much newer than this. Version 4, a new industrial electronic duo, dropped their first ever full track online today, just a few hours ago in fact, and we have it here for you to check out and enjoy.

The duo, Andy Russell and John Rigby have posted demo’s before but “Photograph” is their first finished track. The seven minute opus starts off all Cinematic Orchestra, with a gentle piano and some light string action before the electronics and drums kick in. The track builds to a crescendo, layering sound upon sound as it goes, including that of an old-school camera flash powering up and a picture being taken (well, it is called “Photograph” after all).

We think this is a pretty fine debut and are looking forward to hearing more, which is good because they have promised another track, “Do It Now” will follow soon.

You can stream “Photograph” below and check out the band on Facebook for more information. Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments section.