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Like their fellow Glaswegians Mogwai, to whose record label they’re signed, Remember Remember are an instrumental band. But unlike Mogwai, they don’t go for huge maelstroms of noise, preferring instead a more fluid and discursive style.
“Magnets”, on their third album Forgetting the Present, is typical, an insistent bass pulling us in as xylophone, keyboards and guitar spiral outwards. “Pterodactyl” has more of a swing, handclaps accompanying a jaunty piano phrase, xylophone shimmering promisingly amid the rhythms. It’s reminiscent of Chicago post-rock pioneers Tortoise, although less jittery.
Forgetting the Present