Victim Of A Modern Age Modern Error
- 1[I] Modern Age01:47
- 2Error Of The World03:42
- 3A Vital Sign03:44
- 4Exit Obscured / Restricted To The Earth04:30
- 5Curtain Call04:04
- 6Something Broken, Somewhat Isolated02:07
- 8[II] Human Error01:36
- 9The Truest Blue03:38
- 10Feels Like Violence02:47
- 11Only One03:58
- 12It's Just A Feeling02:57
- 13Euphoria / Visions Of Ecstasy05:33
- 14New Age Vibrance05:30
Info zu Victim Of A Modern Age
Modern Error announced their forthcoming album titled "Victim Of A Modern Age" set for release on January 21, 2022 via Rude Records. Following their signing to international label Rude Records earlier this year, rock band Modern Error began pushing sonic boundaries with lead singles “Error of the World” and “A Vital Sign.” Today the band takes things one step further with the announcement their new album Victim Of A Modern Age, and have released their new single and music video “The Truest Blue" which can be streamed below.
For twin brothers and creative foils Zak and Kel Pinchin, the understanding of that polarity is a life-time in the making, and on Modern Error’s debut album Victim Of A Modern Age it is both a powerful provocation and the heart of a central question about the way in which we live our lives.
To that end Victim Of A Modern Age is a profoundly conceptual record, one divided into mirroring halves; each executed with an ambition and precision that so often eludes bands many albums deep into their careers, let alone those self-producing their first significant body of work.
The 14 track album is almost dizzying in scope. In its first act, or “Oeuvre I,” the soaring choruses of songs like “Error Of The World” and “A Vital Sign” vibrate with lush, widescreen power – though never at the expense of intriguingly picked melodic choices or bone-rattling guitar breaks. These are songs unabashedly designed to fill the biggest rooms one could possibly imagine.
“It’s very emotionally led in the first half,” explains Zak. But for the protagonist at the heart of Modern Error’s story these shimmering opening stanzas reflect life within the gilded cage of an every-thing-on-demand, Web 2.0 existence: social media that ostensibly draws us closer together while forcing us further apart, bombs dropped on foreign lands at the push of a flashing red button and relayed by 24-hour news. An existential dilemma of our age and one which the band were keen to put at the center of their work.
And so, if the first half of Victim Of A Modern Age represents a bold Icarian flight into the tempting light of the digital life which we now all live, then its second chapter marks the inevitable crash into the sea. Our narrators’ meditation on the essential hollowness many of us suffer under in our current cultural and social set ups.
“The second half of the record is about being in a space that doesn’t feel quite like reality, about questioning what reality means to you and what you live for,” notes Zak. “It’s almost a between life and death existence, like a biblical reincarnation, a state of evolution.”
Indeed, as the perspective sharply changes, so do the tones and textures unfolding before us. “Oeuvre II” is the sound of decay; guitars giving way to a kaleidoscope of synthesizers, industrial drums and distorted vocals – richly layered and delving into influences that range from Depeche Mode to Boy Harsher and Drab Majesty. The band’s cinematic lens now peering into a vortex of blue light.
"Rather than being a Victim Of The Modern Age, MODERN ERROR have instead crafted a glorious debut that is both visually and sonically captivating. There is a measured intensity throughout, hooking you into the narrative as it unfolds track by track. Every element – from the synthwave to the industrial rock – feels polished and, quite frankly, remarkable for a debut full-length." (distortedsoundmag.com)
Fresh Rude Records signees Modern Error have been sharing their creative vision with the world since 2017 and only soared upwards with their debut EP Lost in the Noise in 2019. Latest offering ‘The Truest Blue’ is a brooding track that simmers with angst and discusses fear and letting go in the digital age – a critical observation that seems to be a recurring theme in the previous singles. This is put brilliantly in the first line of the chorus, “We’re living in a dream, but not heavenly healing.”
British post-rock act Modern Error are expanding their sound with each release, but breaking sonic territory is not a new thing for the Pinchin brothers. The latest single ‘The Truest Blue’ – released 18 October – is the band’s third single this year ahead of their debut album Victim of a Modern Age, due January 2022.
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