CD Album (rgirl96)
Released July 15, 2013
“Eat Lights Become Lights mix Krautrock rhythms and celestial drones to heavenly effect” - NME
Eat Lights Become Lights was formed in London in late 2007 by Neil Rudd, who writes, records and produces the music.
From the chiming opening of Modular Living's title track, it's evident that this is an Eat Lights Become Lights classic in the making, the synthetic surfaces yet more highly polished and gleaming like the chrome fins of a streamlined rocket ship on its ascent to the heavens.
A sense of unstoppable forward motion into a crisp, bright tomorrow ripples throughout the album, even when kicking back into the languid electronics of a track like “Rowley Way Overlook,” whose hazy calm speaks of low-gravity stasis as humanity migrates gently to the stars.
At moments when the pace steps up, to the frenetic rhythms of “Elektromagnetika” or as “13th Looking South” unfolds like an endless desert highway, there's no doubt that this album will liven up its listeners' day, whether exploding live onstage or purring away beneath the dashboard.
In a modern musical landscape packed with devotees of that science fiction future, it's good to know that Eat Lights Become Lights have done the research at the source, and that Neil Rudd has put not just the time but his very heart and soul into the music which expresses his utopian belief in better things yet to come, tinged with a nagging concern that dystopia is never too far away.
May 6th- Damo Suzuki- London
May 11th- Psychedelic Sunshine- Andover
July 13th Underdog Gallery, London
July 17th Rough Trade East, record store, London
July 31st Lexington (Rocket Girl night)
Aug 3rd- Klub Motorik** - London
Sept 27th/28th- Liverpool Festival of Psychedelia.
Oct 4th Klub Motorik, Windmill, Brixton
**Klub Motorik was founded in the winter of 2008 by Neil Branquinho in London UK. Klub Motorik caters for all things Motorik, Electronic and Psychedelic. Primarily focusing on the sounds created by such pioneers as Kraftwerk, Neu!, Can, Harmonia with an eye on contemporary noise makers carrying on the tradition and taking it to new places. Featuring live bands and DJ's, Klub Motorik brings its teutonic sounds to London on a regular/irregular basis.
Modular Living is the follow up to Heavy Electrics which received great radio play and some fabulous press...
Blank Media Collective 5/5 March 2013
“...plays out like a robot’s favourite greatest hits collection and ranges from ponderous droid-esque shoegaze to the sound a hundred excitable tanks would make if they were dancing to disco.”
The Quietus 5/5 “...whisked through grimy dystopian streets, into dodgy Replicant bars where rock bands perform in a cages and back again via a spaceship overlooking all. Take off!”
Q Magazine 4/5 “...providing an exciting soundtrack to everyday life.”
The Line of Best Fit 7.5/10 “an album you long to stick on the stereo as you jump in your spaceship and head out on an intergalactic road trip.”
“Eat Lights Become Lights' 2nd album touches down from their longhair commune somewhere on an Alpine-looking cloud above London. Neil Rudd's outfit have earned considerable respect for their take on classic, motorik krautrock ever since their earliest 7"s for Enraptured, to the extent that Neil is now working with Silver Apples' on upcoming material and will be heading out on tour with Damo Suzuki, which is nowt to be sniffed at. On 'Heavy Electrics' ELBL distill the power of their electrifying live shows into seven solidly linear and engaging kraut trips ranging from balls-to-the-wall steamers to mind-expanding synth escapology and pastoral, folksy drift. The likes of Stuart Marconie, NME, Radio 6 and Andrew Weatherall are all card-carrying members of the ELBL fanclub.”
- 01. Modular Living
- 02. MOD-ULO-510
- 03. 13th Looking South...
- 04. Rowley Way Overlook
- 05. Los Feliz to Griffith
- 06. Life in the Sprawl
- 07. Chiba Prefecture
- 08. Electromagnetika
- 09. Habitat '67