Update: Unfortunate news that Figures Of Light has broken up (amicably), effective March 2015.
Figures Of Light came about as the result of a proto punk experiment of 1970 by Wheeler Winston Dixon and Michael Downey.
On October 24, 2014, they released a new single “Instant Drone,” which can be seen in the video below, taking what sounds like a very interesting mix of Psychedelic rock bands of the 70’s and 60’s and mixing it with a slightly more modern influence, Figures Of Light show they still have a great passion for their craft.
Speaking to Dixon about the new release he noted “This cut showed me the way we wanted to go in our future work. It represents a real shift in the band towards more mature, thoughtful, densely structured work – not just rock & roll, but almost experimental work, much like the bands Joy Division, Section 25 and The Velvet Underground.
“This is Post-Rock/Experimental work, almost Musique Concrète. We’re also honored to work with people on the British metal scene like Stuart Pendergast and Mike Pilat, whose DIY ethic is best personified by the fact he built his own studio himself.”
He continued “Our new stuff isn’t angry, it’s thoughtful, but it keeps a strong connection to simplicity and the use of feedback as part of the piece. In short, I’m kinda bored with most vocals these days, and want to just let the music do the talking. For best results, just put this on repeat, and get lost in the zone. More stuff coming soon.”
Check out the link below to FOL’s website and Vimeo channel. Leave a comment and let us know what you think about their new direction.