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Manchester Music Reviews Negative Pegasus "Floating Omen"

This is the sound of a band in sonic meltdown, yet so impossibly in control as their sci-fi psychedelia hits the spot.

Brighton’s Negative Pegasus have already been pigeonholed by many, but luckily their ‘influenced-by’ list reeks of the better portions of rocks' experimental underbelly. From Wire to Oneida, this particular strain of space rock burrows into a world of subterranean lo-fi and prog influenced noise engineering. Brandishing two guitars and a drummer, Negative Pegasus can quickly switch from hard rock soundbites to wavering instrumental passages. But whichever way you look at (or hear) it, “Floating Omen” is the musical equivalent of Grindhouse – their sounds are mangled effectively through amps that seem on the cusp of disintegration and the note count is kept at simple and manageable levels - what does burn through all of this is the sheer nuclear energy of it all – this is the sound of a band in sonic meltdown, yet so impossibly in control as their sci-fi psychedelia hits the spot.

MMMM ½

By Jon Ashley

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