Written by: Matt Sloan
The debut album from Scatter Factory is a meticulously constructed series of evocative soundscapes that are dreamily textured and impossibly catchy.
The U.K. outfit’s braintrust is Will Foster, whose background includes a stint in the pop group Delicatessen and also with Lodger – a 1990’s top 40 band. He’s also been heavily involved with music projects for Brett Anderson and Bernard Butler of Suede, Martina Topley-Bird (of Tricky fame), Heather Nova, The Fratellis, and Simon Raymonde.
Two other names involved here will peak interest among many: Suede frontman Brett Anderson, also a collaborator with Will Foster, is a big fan of Scatter Factory, as is James Marsh, who created the cover for the new album (he’s most famous for designing a whole series of Talk Talk album covers.
The album’s first single “Out The Blocks” sounds like a blend of Blade Runner-era Vangelis and numerous works by Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream–it’s very refreshing and highly melodic with prog-infused synth-based space-inspired perfection.
Scatter Factory’s debut album came out on July 22 via Flecktone Recordings, preceded by this free download of ‘PowWow’.
The album will be released on digipak CD and should be widely available through digital stores.
We were going to premiere the album’s first single “Out The Blocks” but we love this record so much, we talked their publicist into letting us premiere the whole thing.
Scatter Factory on the net