Faux Discx is proud to announce the release of Extended Play, an EP by Virginia Wing. This EP sees the band settle in to and expand upon their sound, giving their ideas space to grow, straddling the line between pop and experimentalism. Following on from excellent tape and 7" releases on SexBeat and Critical Heights, their Faux Discx debut sees the band at a new creative high.
Virginia Wing chime in on the established dialogue between the popular and the avant-garde. To some extent the London based four-piece are happy to walk the well furrowed ground of influence: the ring modulated detachment of White Noise, the rhythmic propulsion of Can and the oblique endearment of Robert Wyatt are all appreciated points of reference.
However, the bands' desires are more abstract than merely dealing in the business of nostalgia. The reiteration of every profound feeling; a gentle push into an internal world; the evocation of a lifetime of memories, rather than a knowing nod towards a distinct era.
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An album re-release, a new song and a documentary mark the singer's legacy this year.
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