LOOP – ” Sonancy “

Posted: November 18, 2021 in MUSIC
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The mighty Loop are back with their first studio album in 31 years and we’re mega excited to be doing an exclusive Fuzz Club Edition Announced today, this new album ‘Sonancy’ is due out March 11th 2022 and our version comes on 180g transparent orange vinyl with black galaxy effect.

The eagerly anticipated fourth LP ‘Sonancy’ (Latin for “to create noise”) from inspirational sonic architects Loop is the perfect document for these strange times. Dynamic, dystopian, righteously angry and unashamedly Loop-ian, it’s an album that marks a vital re-emergence for Robert Hampson and co. “My motto has always been ‘Forward’ and I always try to do something new with each record. I always try to push different influences in there. Specifically for this record, I wanted to counter the idea of the Array EP (2015), on which all the tracks were long and drawn out. They still had the motorik element of bands like Neu! and CAN, but Loop’s always had that.

With ‘Sonancy’ I also wanted to take a post-punk sound, spin it on its head and mix it with a psych influence. A total gumbo. Which has always been Loop, this mash-up of spicy rhythms. Formed in South London in the mid-1980s, Loop blazed a trail with their potent mix of motorik beats and heavy guitar riffs, recording a trio of brilliant albums that set the indie charts alight before imploding in 1990 after the release of album number three, ‘A Gilded Eternity“. They were post-psychedelic, pre-shoegaze figureheads in a world of anodyne pop jangle and baggy rhythms, and even their closest contemporaries like Spacemen 3 and My Bloody Valentine didn’t plough such a distinctive furrow as theirs. Now back with their first LP since ‘A Gilded Eternity’, you can check out the video for new single ‘Halo’

“Style-wise, it’s incredibly different, going back to thinking about guitars and guitar sounds. Obviously you have to take into consideration things like percussive elements such as drums, which I haven’t been using in my other projects; but this is  the mindset that makes up Loop.” So says Robert Hampson, the indefatigable visionary behind inspirational sonic architects Loop, whose eagerly anticipated fourth LP Sonancy is the perfect document for these strange times.

Indeed, with its rich mixture of styles and cadences, Sonancy is the sound of Loop in the 21st century, Hampson’s intense guitar work anchored by propulsive backing in service of songs with clinically dissociative titles such as ‘Eolian’, ‘Supra’, ‘Penumbra’  and ‘Fermion’

“People who know my music well know that from the last Loop album onwards, my  interest in chemistry, science and astronomy have come to the fore,” Hampson  elaborates. “I use those titles but I use them in an abstract context. With the cutback,  minimalist sound I wanted for this record, I wanted to do that with the lyrics and the  titles as well. It’s very immediate. The songs are shorter in length, the lyrics more minimal than ever.”  

Pre-order your copy here: fuzzclub.lnk.to/loop

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