Requiem Pour Un Twister

Paris-based Future, who describe themselves as cold wave and post punk, join an ever-growing list of math-rock bands to have performed in Hong Kong and China in recent years (the French trio will complete their Asian tour with a gig at Hidden Agenda in Hong Kong on September 18).

While it may remind you of their alt-noise contemporaries (such as Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Toe, pg.lost), Future’s debut album is very much of the present (or dare I say it, the future), while its influences reach way back into the past.

The 10-track Horizons opens with the chugging 0002, a track that swoons over a deep synth groove much like The Horrors and, like many of the tracks that follow, reveals the influences of Loveless, the early-1990s magnum opus of deafening shoegaze titans My Bloody Valentine.

Lead single Side Effects, and the brutal title track – which buries Yann Canévet’s vocals deep beneath the squall of Brice Delourmel’s guitar and Pauline La Chaceray’s glacial keyboards – share a cold industrial vibe and are sure to make for a glorious aural assault on September 18.