Single Review: Outblinker - 'Farrokh Bulsara' (Free Download).

Ominous. Not just the opening three, ambient soundscape-filled minutes of ‘Furrokh Bulsara’, but the accompanying Outblinker press release that paints a bleak image of the ends of days and destruction of every song in existence, coupled with the near-futility of making music in this internet age. Still, while not necessarily the cheeriest of introductions, such dystopia matches well with the onslaught of ‘Farrokh Bulsara’.

I’ll be pretty upfront about my love for this track, which couldn’t be more up my street if it moved in next door, barged in uninvited for cups of sugar and kept me awake all night with its incessant, driving groove. While the more recent video release ‘Walter Peck’ (premiered on The Line Of Best Fit)  focuses on Outblinker’s kraut-rock leanings, ‘Furrokh Bulsara’ (Freddie Mercury’s real name, fact fans) takes its time to explode into life, a hint of drums emerging from the discordant electronics until the track detonates in a pounding, euphoric explosion. Despite no real hook to initially sink your teeth into, the track carries the listener along on its sheer power alone, providing an immediate and captivating listen.

The use of further, measured atmospherics provides a brief respite from the initial wave. However, not keen on indulging in any sort of prolonged comedown, the noise is brought back to the fore with renewed intent, adding almost undefinable melody to great effect. It’s worth noting the track’s sonics, which suggest time well spent (apparently in a medieval church in Orkney) capturing and fine-tuning the array of sounds on display. Despite being nearly eight-and-a-half minutes long, ‘Farrokh Bulsara’ doesn’t threaten to overstay its welcome. Indeed, it’s tempting to simply sit back and indulge on continuous loop, awaiting some sort of musical apocalypse.

Like a Matrix fight scene taking place in a festival moshpit, ‘Farrokh Bulsara’ demands your utter attention and almost overwhelms with its delivery. 'The Remains of Walter Peck' EP is released on 6th May 2016 via Stabbed In The Back Records, with a debut album scheduled for October 2016. Can’t wait, frankly.

Words of DS_convertible