Tracer AMC – Flux & Form – The Wire Review
The Wire, Tom Ridge
The debut album from Belfast quartet Tracer AMC is a bridge between sinuous Slint and limpid Television-style guitar rock. Eschewing extremities of volume and experimentation, Tracer AMC opt for a smooth approach, with subtle changes in mood and tempo, enabling them to shift between the aggressive, anthemic and contemplative while maintaining a compulsive momentum. This instrumental music’s grace and strength are most powerfully evident on tracks like the swirling opener “Some Electric”, and the cooly expressive “Catherine Holly” and “Nineteen”, which grow from the chiming interplay of twin guitars to strident peaks of catharis, with the group displaying an impressive mastery of the epic.