There’s a clear line that can be drawn from Australian recording project The Finch Cycle, to the post-rock titans Mogwai. It’s there in the slow dynamic sweep of grand electric gestures, stately guitars and the eviscerating sonic detonation that occurs at the three minute mark of ‘Operation Island’. The guitars march and chime in lockstep, a frantic metallic chug before the clouds clear and the atmospheric drift returns.
‘Operation Island’ comes from The Finch Cycle’s latest EP Barriers To Change, a four song set of songs that also draws post punk bass-lines into the post-rock sound. The Finch Cycle is the work of musician Brad Murray who is aiming to draw other musicians into his orbit for future releases.