Tuesday, 8 January 2013
Single of the Week: Factory Floor - "Fall Back"
Factory Floor have been taking their time when it comes to the issue of their debut album, releasing sporadically over the last few years and developing both their musical interplay as a band and their ferocious post-industrial sound on the stage (see Transverse, last year's live album collab between Factory Floor member Nik Colk Void and Throbbing Gristle's Chris & Cosey as Carter Tutti Void). But news of that as-of-yet untitled debut is on the way has been followed by its first single. "Fall Back" is a case of showing what the Londeners do best: 8 and a half minutes of unresolved, intensifying construction complete with pummeling electronic drums, relentless monotone bleeps and Void's sliced, ghostly vocals. "Did you feel like you were going to fall back?" "Did you feel like you were going to fall underground?" Provided the album makes the mark, this year should see great things for Factory Floor; and even if it doesn't, at least they have another quality single in the bag.