A psychedelic conclusion
Failure’s musical saga is now complete with In The Future Your Body Will Be The Furthest Thing From Your Mind. Combining their three EPs In The Future, Your Body Will Be, and The Furthest Thing, along with some new songs that complete the album, In The Future Your Body Will Be The Furthest Thing From Your Mind fits together almost seamlessly. Though each of the first three parts stood well on its own, together they work even better, and the majority of the album flows quickly and nicely. One thing that does stand in the way of the album being completely seamless however is the placement of the last four songs. The EPs all follow the same formula, while the last part doesn’t follow the mold.
In The Future Your Body Will Be The Furthest Thing From Your Mind is essentially each EP stacked back to back. The order works well with the “Segue” songs separating each section, as seems to have been their original purpose. The lack of “Segue” at the end is truly what makes the last part of the album stand out. “Segue 10,” “Segue 11” and “Segue 12” serve as great transitions between each part, and though there is no need for transition at the end of the album, the listener gets used to the instrumental pieces appearing every four songs. A “Segue 13” would make the album feel more whole and complete.
Despite the way they feel out of place with the way the album is set up, the last songs on the album are very good in their own right. “Another Post Human Dream” is a slower, somewhat acoustic song. It’s a beautiful song, with the acoustic guitar fitting wonderfully with the electronic noises in the background. The lyrics work with the dreamy feeling of the song as well, as they’re convoluted but also rather poetic. “Algorithms of demise float over our heads / While all the wrong warnings tangle up in the wrong threads.”
“Apocalypse Blooms” begins, as a slower song with acoustic guitar, much like “Another Post Human Dream” but it’s a very different song besides that similarity. It starts with a rather ominous sound to it, and as the song continues it gets faster and faster, the acoustic guitar disappears, a fast drumbeat takes over and the song sounds less ominous and more uplifting. It’s stylistically a great song, and could easily have been a single from the album.
The next song on the album is “Force Fed Rainbow.” This song is a more traditional rock song, losing some of the psychedelic feeling that the majority of the album has. If any song were to be replaced for a “Segue 13,” this would be the one. However, the final song “The Pineal Electorate” makes up for the straying from style. It is reminiscent to a Pink Floyd song, in sound, vocals and lyrics. It’s creepy, experimental and a great representation of the album as a whole.
In The Future Your Body Will Be The Furthest Thing From Your Mind is available for purchase and streaming now.