Air Formation are a shoegaze band from the town of Sussex in South East England. They’ve been around since 2002 and actually just put a record out last year, but are likely best known for their 2007 release Daylight Storms. That album includes the song “Tidal,” which sounds like someone took the string coda from Ride’s “Vapour Trail,” layered it 10 times, electrified it, and let it flow like molten lava for the better part of four minutes. Matt Bartram’s vocals are suitably buried in the mix; you can’t quite tell what he’s saying, but you know its sad and full of yearning and all that good stuff. An anthemic and elementally powerful track.