‘Let’s G o Extinct’ is the third album from Fanfarlo. The band claim to have penned down such metaphysical questions as ‘where the hell are we, and where are we going next?’, and all to the tune of timeless electronica. Drawing on the liveliness of their first album ‘Reservoir’, Let’s Go Extinct was recorded at a previously destitute house in true do-it-yourself fashion.
‘Life In The Sky’ merges good old disco with alternative vocals, creating a duet that kick starts the album into the following songs. ‘Cell Song’ features a rather indie sound, what with the rhythmic guitar that repeats a catchy riff. Lyrically, the song speaks of dancing chemicals and fallen apart promises, which will speak in volumes to its younger listeners. ‘Myth Of Myself’ drops to a slower pace, handing the spotlight over to the poetic lyrics. Orchestral instruments sound in the background, giving the track a Radiohead type feel. ‘We’re The Future’ follows suit with a similar pace, with the stringed instrumentals being replaced by Fanfarlo’s characteristic electronic sound. Fanfarlo’s philosophical direction is most compacted on this track, with its evolutionary themes being prominent. ‘Painting With Life’ begins a cappella, before dropping into soft electronica and smatterings of piano. The album ends with the eponymous ‘Let’s Go Extinct’, with a psychedelic sound that rounds the album off nicely.
All in all, Let’s Go Extinct is an enjoyable album. It’s easy on the ears and mind, proving to be neither stimulating nor monotone. Having some form of meaning or theme behind an album always sets it up to be a winner, as the tracks are geared towards smooth running, rather than a simple crashing together of songs. 7.8/10
See the video for ‘Landlocked’