Vision Fortune: Mas Fiestas con el Grupo Vision Fortune
Vision Fortune make taught and tense tunes. Filled with an apprehensiveness that signals either, on a good day, a hope for change, or on a bad day, an irritable itch you just can’t reach to scratch, this is music on the edge of something.
Mas Fiestas con el Grupo Vision Fortune is sparse and repetitive. The constant duplication insinuates the emptiness of industrial and tertiary toil. A recurring wooziness fills the album, whether through the drones or the visceral builds of guitar noise. It can be dizzying, akin to that feeling of too much screen-watching.
This is an album of dislocation, disjunction, and more besides. It’s the repetition of a stripped down, skeletal, less sunshine fuelled Wooden Shjips. Most often it reminds of the later Gilded Eternity period Loop.
And it’s got the best album cover of the year by far – perhaps chosen as a reflection of both disconnection and optimism. Buy it here.