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TRACER AMC – Pelican e.p. – LosingToday.com Review

LosingToday.com, unknown

If that didn’t float your boat then how about some drift laden melodies from Tracer AMC. Second release for this lot, last seen debuting for We Love Records last year. ‘Pelican’ the lead track is a monumental epic clocking in at 8 minutes in length, a slow to burn guitar lead instrumental that seems to take an age to unfurl yet sweeps you along in it’s brooding glory all the same. Unexpectedly switching pace mid way through to lighter textures building layer upon layer towards a weighty and furious finale.
‘Sirius’ is equally endowed, sounding like the theme for a yet to written down on his luck hero with a chiselled chin and crafty smile type of spy drama, or maybe a pensive offshoot from ‘Twin Peaks’. Emitting spine tingling perky lanes with layered samples from, I think, ‘Alice in Wonderland’, though I’m probably wrong as always, ‘Sirius’ is spellbinding. The coyly and equally peachy sweetness of the closing ‘Elmwood Avenue’ neatly rounds of an inspiring pocketful of pop dreaminess.

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TRACER AMC – Pelican e.p. – A Cheery Wave From Stranded Youngsters Fanzine Review

A Cheery Wave From Stranded Youngsters Fanzine, Unknown

It’s a three track 7″ from a Northern Irish three-piece – and it’s hard to believe that a sound so expansive was createdby so few people. Floating along the same icily windswept un-plain plane as manifold ‘post-rock’groups, this creates the same problems of description for a music-lover who doesn’t play music, all being instrumental pieces of, mmm, loveliness. ‘Pelican’ starts out slow building like Sigur Ros, before diving into swift finger-licking-good-finger-picking crafty like Scotland’s best kept secret p*st-rockers Laeto – it’s only problem is that it seems to end prematurely, but maybe it’s just my old record player that forces the needle to hop off while the music is still on. Elsewhere they’re slow and good with a glockenspiel in mellow mood like Mogwai’s ‘Christmas Song’ or ‘Stanley Kubrick’, alien violin and chiming guitar like the Zephyrs… but listening to these groups, small differences make themselves known, like the clunky Mogwai, not heavy handed but not so light-footed as Laeto, the ethereal falsettos of Sigur Ros’ soundscapes… What sets Tracer AMC apart is the subtle dynamic of their sound the lightness of touch comparable to Low but running off in new directions.

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TRACER AMC – Pelican e.p. – Record Collector Review

Record Collector, Unknown

Join us, if you will, in the murky yet beguiling world of Tracer AMC. What the music or the band’s name means, we know not, but both sound pretty darn good. It’s an worn-out comparison, but if you’re partial to the quiet side of Mogwai, then this should be right up your street. The band claim to be part of a nu-gazing movement, but that’s doing themselves a disservice, we feel. The shuffling beats halfway through, when the song changes direction completely, make for a varied listen much more worthy than the meandering indulgence of so many other miserable indie types. Brilliant.

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TRACER AMC – Pelican e.p. – Drowned in Sound Review

Drowned in Sound, Sara El-Hanfy

It’s a cold, dark night. You see your breath in the air as you walk through the streets. The stars above you twinkle and you’re full of hope. No words could sum up how you feel; this is where Tracer AMC come in. Think the glorious understatement of Low, the obvious instrumental similarity with Mogwai but more so the increased orchestral development of the Come On Die Young album, the twinkling pianos of Mercury Rev (although you’ll have to imagine those pianos sounding like glockenspiels). Add a touch of Galaxie 500 and you’ll have the dream-worthy tracks of Tracer AMC. Magical.

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