SOFA PITS: “Matching Triangle”
Imagine a pit in a remote location where adventurous souls go to battle used cushions, tattered and infested with bugs and secrets. The music behind such a human spirit struggle (if this debacle was a TV show that is) would definitely sound like that of Portugal’s Sofa Pits. His new album, New Moments, is a mad brew of lead guitar orgies, solid slippery bass, buried (infrequent) voice, some synth, and lo-fi beat machine thumps. The odd things about this release are the synth driven opening two cuts of the album. It’s as if the artist is torn between queuing up Duran Duran or PiL’s second album. Either way, we sleep easy at night ’cause the jams are on firm soil, and as menacing as some of the music is it’s also pleasantly hypnotizing.
Sofa Pits has a killer instrumental bag of riffage on his hands with “Matching Triangles.” Stuttering drum machine clatter tricks the ear into thinking one is about to enter a budget rave, but the bass and guitar parts are pure RAWK. This is fun listening and damn near banger material.The peaks are lofty – the pit is deep, dear friends. Enjoy!
New Moments is available for order from Chill Mega Chill Records
Written by Jeff Daily