by Kenneth Yu in New Music on Saturday 20 January 2007

For Malaysian band Furniture, there is a satisfaction found in becoming a soundtrack to some anonymous sci-fi romance held in the confines of space. On their debut album Twilight Chases the Sun, the four-piece post-rock outfit constructs romantic atmospherics with simple melodic distorted guitars and frontman Ronnie Khoo’s shimmering vocals layered upon a foundation of standard four-chord formations. The human intimacy is overwhelming, a series of ‘this-was-once-our-song’ Hallmark moments, bringing comfort to the loneliness of gazing into a starry, starry night. This is hipster music for lovelorn Trekkies. [see also Futon]