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Future Perfect
Autolux
Future Perfect
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop
 
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NME buzz band Autolux come on like all the best parts of My Bloody Valentine, Neu! and Sonic Youth, played with a core of dreamy melody by this enigmatic LA-based three piece.

      
   
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All Artists: Autolux
Title: Future Perfect
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 1
Label: MSI:FULL TIME HOBBY
Release Date: 7/25/2005
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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NME buzz band Autolux come on like all the best parts of My Bloody Valentine, Neu! and Sonic Youth, played with a core of dreamy melody by this enigmatic LA-based three piece.

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A perfect future...
Benjamin C. Desroches | Massachusetts | 02/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm so glad Trent Reznor had this band open some of their shows. A lot of bands I love have opened for other bands I like. So naturally I check them out. A lot of them I cast aside and never will check out again. But I give them the chance. I drove eight hours to see the closest NIN show with Autolux to check them out. I fell in love. I couldn't stop staring in amazement. I heard the album a few times before seeing them to get the feel. However I didn't get them until after seeing them live. Now I completely love the album. I will definitely get their next albums. I highly recommend this album and seeing their live show. It's noisy but delicate. Carla sure can sing!"
Future Perfect
Andrew Vice | Plano, TX | 10/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Future Perfect stands before you today as one of the very best records of 2004. For any fan of alternative noise rock, art rock, space rock, shoegaze, or any other blanket genre classification, Future Perfect is a must-have. As Autolux's debut and only LP, it's a great (and the only) place to start for a newcomer to the band. Autolux has an incredibly appealing and original style, using sparse instrumentation, spacious reverb on the guitars and drums, and ample noise to create a very signature sound. Though they're often compared to My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth, and Smashing Pumpkins, I find Autolux provides something that I've never really heard before, though you can certainly see where the band's influences are.

I won't talk about single songs, because this album is about the ALBUM, not any individual track. Nonetheless, the songs are fantastic. If the first three tracks don't get you hooked, check your heartbeat: you're probably a rotting zombie corpse. If you want to call this space rock, and if this is in fact the perfect future of music, sign me up. I'm still anxiously awaiting the band's long-coming follow-up to this phenomenal record. A serious must-have for any music fan."
Weightless, Ambiguous, Dense, Clear - The Autolux Paradox
Ryan Smith | New Brunswick, NJ | 09/20/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love this band. And Specifically, I love this album. I've cycled through every song hundreds of times, and have come to a conclusion on few certain things.

1. This band takes you into their world. They're related to the term 'Space Rock' for a reason- yes, it's out of this world, but the beauty of this band is they create another dimension for us to exist in. Even live, they create a space (with white ribbon lights, tin-foil guitars, space-ship pedal boards etc.) that really removes me from the venue for the set and blows me away. The sounds are so unique, the song structure so formal but the essence of freedom and improvisation come across in thick aural landscapes. If you need a visual of this world- just check out the album cover.

2. This band is so heavy and so weightless. They really achieve the two extremes effortlessly; song to song, verse by verse and chorus by chorus. The album capsulates this in several ways, but again, after seeing the group play the songs live makes this official in my mind. They can create rushes of true raw power, filled with energy while a minute before you were floating in a dead space.

3. Ambiguity. The sounds you hear on this album may be what you perceive. You may think she's singing, he's playing guitar, thats a drum machine etc. where you're all wrong. I know this.. because I got so many things wrong! I thought Carla (drums) sang on a bunch of songs... when really Eugene (bass) takes on the majority of songs. Sorry if this info hits you hard, it certainly did me. I didn't even know the freakin bassist sang! I thought Greg Edwards (guitar) and Carla split the album vocally! Anyway, if anything, this should tell you to expect nothing from this band- and if you must, expect the unexpectable. Things are not as they seem. The guitar parts you are sure about are probably bass, vice versa and there's probably a casio synth singing the songs. Ridiculous, but I wouldn't put it past these three.

What does this say about Future Perfect? I think these things make the album so exciting and unique. They are attributes not all acts have. ESPECIALLY the ambiguity. They strive to make you think. This isn't clear cut music, but it gets across fine and is easily understandable. I think this band is an evolution of rock music in a way I could not expect. I'd also say this is not only a dimension of 'space rock' from the Failure persuasion, it also incapsulates motives and sounds from the grunge era. You can hear it clearly in Robots In The Garden, and than maybe you can recognize grunge living through this music throughout the rest of the album.

I apologize if you want a blow by blow of songs here, but there are a lot of other reviews. I am trying to display a taste of Autolux as a whole. I mean.. there are only two albums at this point. Future Perfect and Transit Transit are equals in my mind. I listen to Future Perfect more, and it probably is more relatable to me (possibly why I reviewed this album over the other), and if you're looking to being listening to Autolux, I'd start here. But don't stop here. See them play, get the other album and delve right in if you can relate to the vibe this album sends throughout the world."