Have Some Faith in Magic
Rock Action Records
The Scottish quartet that is Errors has returned with a well-thought-out album of dreamy, Electro-pop. Errors have defined their sound, moving from the Post-rock genre into experimental Dance-punk. Have Some Faith In Magic features vocals for the first time for Errors, but the vocals are treated as another instrument, so there are no coherent lyrics. And the track titles indicate earthy undertones: “Tusk,” “Earthscore,” “Cloud Chamber,” while others may remind you of the ancient world; “Magna Encarta,” “Pleasure Palaces.”
“Tusk” is a dramatic opening for the album – it will take you back to the ‘80s with heavy synthesizers and shoegazing guitars. “Magna Encarta,” the first single off the album flows in well, with dreamy keys and a charming melancholy gloom. There is some definite Memory Tapes influence with the track “Blank Media;” the familiar melody will take you back once again to the ‘80s, but the vocals add a modern touch. “Canon” has got a spy theme to it, while “Earthscore” uniquely blends jungle beats with Electronica.
Have Some Faith In Magic is a retro album – you cannot help think of bleached jeans, elaborate leather jackets and neon-coloured scarves. But it’s obvious that Errors is not just reminiscing; Have Faith In Magic is truly an exploration of sound, music, and our technological world.
– Raquel M. Dreesen
Album Review: Errors – Have Some Faith In Magic