Pond's '30000 Megatons'

Apocalyptic themes abound, 'push the button' sings Mr Allbrook, and all the while arpeggiated synths wind their way in dreamy contrast. The beat drops in the form of a palpitating kick drum, which pulses along with a stellar vocal performance, until feedback loops close it off. A sense of quiet one might expect _after_ a nuclear explosion rounds out the final seconds of this new Pond tune. 30000 Megatonnes is lifted from the forthcoming and seventh POND album.

Andrew Ryan