Engineers - Forgiveness - (Echo 21/02/05) - Single Review
Engineers Forgiveness (Echo 21/02/05)
Commanding and earnest early days Tim Burgessmingled with Todd Rundgrentype vocalsproduced bysinger/guitarist Simon Phipps; emphatically elevate this foray into the human conscience and repentance to emotive levels. This quartet unifies Manchester and London, almost with the samelevel of successthat a merger between Manchester United and Chelsea would produce. Ethereal
instrumentals seep into your mind and sooth your soul, with the same calming influence that ocean noises are renowned for.
Twomoving and soothing b-sides help to make up over ten minutes of floating escapism, as you become entangled in the web of rhythmic subtlety woven by this authentic indie outfit. ‘Stake To Glory’ stands out for the deft and subtle touch of percussionist Sweeney, providing a nifty reminder to kids out there that not all drumming is about bare chested tattoo bearers thumping ferociously, as though they were old housewives beating a dusty carpet. For some, it is an art form.