"It's hard to tell what made these six tracks get relegated to bonus album status."
To Failed States And Forest Clearings is billed as a bonus, mini-album to accompany Future Of The Left's full-length The Peace And Truce Of Future Of The Left.
The two are so of a piece, it's hard to tell what made these six tracks get relegated to bonus album status. If anything, this collection is a little more ambitious and grand in its production and scope. But as angry, angular and experimentally aggressive in every other way as its big brother. If you like the long player, this mini album stands high, right alongside it.