Dropped the vowels, gained some vocals
PVT - Church With No Magic

Pivot may have lost a few vowels from their name, but they’ve gained some vocals in return. Where their Warp debut was all wobbly John Carpenter synths and fuzzy soundscapes, ‘Church With No Magic’ has more conventional songs. ‘Light Up Bright Fires’ sounds not unlike Nine Inch Nails’ more melodic moments, and ‘Window’ is almost pop.

Good stuff, but their epics, like ‘The Quick Mile’, are curiously unengaging. When that track is immediately followed up by the captivating Eno-esque minimalism of ‘Waves & Radiation’, it’s clear that their real talent still lies in crafting eerie electronic vistas.


Words by Will Salmon

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