Francis Cang closes Obsolete. chapter, returns to instrumental guitar roots

Francis Cang is ready to close his Obsolete. period and return to form to his prog-rock roots. Photo by Ianna Callao.
Francis Cang is ready to close his Obsolete. period and return to form to his prog-rock roots. Photo by Ianna Callao.

Francis Cang, the artist behind the post rock project Obsolete., has called it a day on his exploration of ambient, cinematic music and is planning a return to his instrumental guitar roots in his upcoming new music. According to Francis in a post, his “post-rock binge has officially come to an end” and he’s taking a step back to his first love.

Prior to the Obsolete. project, Francis had already independently released a string of provocative instrumental guitar tracks. “I’ve picked up bits of inspiration from a lot of random sources over the years,” says Francis. “But right now, it seems that I’m going back to my guitar instrumental roots as I always have after experimenting with other genres.”

Other than the change in name (from “Obsolete.” to his own name), Francis’ return to form will commence in an upcoming new track called Cured Light Wounds, with the release date announcing soon. The track is heavily inspired by math rock from acts such as Totorro and tide / edit, but incorporating Francis’ signature guitar solo stylings. “It’s sort of a happy tune, something I don’t normally write. But I felt good making that piece because I imagined it to be an ode for some of my closest friends, the ones who stuck around throughout the quarantine,” says Francis about the track.

As much as we at Melt Records love Obsolete. and its dark, cinematic Ashes trilogy, we couldn’t be more excited to support and release new music from Francis Cang!

WATCH: Here’s a snippet of Cured Light Wounds from Francis Cang.