Vocalist and songwriter Franklin James Fisher is at his most focused, using his poem Misophonia as the basis for the album’s anti-capitalist lyrics. Hour of the Furnaces evokes apocalyptic imagery, while following track Losing Is Ours feels like a soothing balm to its predecessor’s burn. Chaka introduces an industrial-meets- jazz angle with a sprinkling of synth rock, before Wait For The Sound has Fisher delivering a gospel-hymn with a darker undertone.
With forces beyond our control characterising these deeply troubling times, There Is No Year is an urgent and crucial statement from a band seething with intent.
There Is No Year by Algiers is out January 17 via Matador/Remote Control.
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