The Durutti Column doesn’t just “turn up” a lot in one’s day to day life so when they do, as this track did in a recent episode of The Bear – awesome show with an awesome soundtrack – a little rabbit holing is in order.
Like the rest of the album from whence it comes – 1996’s Fidelity – “Future Perfect” doesn’t sound anything like what you’d expect from Vini Reilly if you’re only familiar with his early, virtuosic guitar-centric records. While his familar echoed guitarwork does come the fore on the back third of the record, the rest is considerably more electronic with lightly dancey production, and with featured female vocals from Eley Rudge, sounds like the most pop version of The Durutti Column.
And while we’re on the topic of this particular era of the band, the follow-up to Fidelity – 1997’s Time Was GIGANTIC… When We Were Kids – is getting a deluxe reissue this week, including its first-ever pressing on vinyl. Of course, if this is the sort of thing that would excite you, you probably already know it.