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Listen: Everything Everything – +Pendolino

27 March 2013, 19:49 | Written by Jamal Guthrie

Experimental pop band Everything Everything revealed their new single ‘Duet’ last month and now here’s the vinyl only b-side ‘+Pendolino ’.

Originally recorded in a studio session in which the band ad-libed over a number of days at the back end of 2011, it now serves as their first official instrumental track.

The song skitters around with looped sequences and innumerable frantic footstep like synths as the band wear their Kraftwerk influences firmly on their (record) sleeves. There are also hints towards house music with brief, rising breaks midway through before returning to sci-fi electronic mode.

Jeremy Pritchard of the band had the following to say about the inspiration behind ‘+Pendolino’.

This track came about initially during a session with David Kosten at the very end of 2011. The idea was to spend three or four days in the studio but bring no prepared material, just work off the gear and see where it lead. I started with a Jupiter 8 synth arpeggiating at random, then David and I cut various loops out of it and added a few clicks whirrs.

It remained in this state for over a year. We had always liked the loops (which we essentially regarded as an aping of Kraftwerk), though we had never found a home for it, so we just decided to make a very minimal instrumental out of it. I think I’m right in saying it’s the first Everything Everything instrumental. Michael and I finished it with our friend Brometer (who had already remixed Cough Cough for us) at his studio in Chester, forming a structure, adding bits n pieces, including a piano with a tea towels wedged in it.

Its cold calculation is sort of antithetical to its host A-Side too, which appeals to us too. Gotta keep it varied…

The 7″ is available from 24 March via RCA Victor.

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