Canadian math outfit Future Machines is, in many ways, an extension of what frontman Matt Fong pieced together in his previous act Falcon Punch, a mix of punk-addled math rock and groovy electronica. The band released their wild and wobbly debut in 2019, which we eagerly lapped up and extolled the virtues thereof.
Fast-forward a year and the band are set to release their next extended-play offering Glowing Flying Object. The four track EP, replete with gorgeously abstruse artwork (almost looks like an incomplete Escher painting), showcases a slower but still discombobulating Future Machines. The title track, proudly on full exhibition here, is equal parts joy and pathos. The guitars have a dizzy and resonating quality in the frame of, say, The Drones or Tropical Fuck Storm. The melodies are gorgeously slack and tossed across percussive thumps. In all, it’s a delightfully mathy experience.
And this is just the beginning. Prepare for clarinet improvisations, lounge-y jazz and a suite of electronics when this thing drops.
Glowing Flying Object is out on New Years Day 2021, and you can pre-order right friggin’ now over here at Future Machine’s Bandcamp page.