The ambient experimental-electronica project Multicast Dynamics based in Finland releases the LP Continental Ruins on the 27th.
From the fourteen track album (available through Denovali Records) Frequency Modulation is the eighth.
Creating music from analogue synthesizers, effects units, looped recorded sounds – sequenced on a computer and finally mixed on an analogue desk – Multicast Dynamics always creates tracks of intrigue in which the listener can stretch their imagination.
The Finnish melancholic-metal band Vorna released the single Tie Varjoista on the 5th.
The music that Vorna produces leaves the listener with the sense of a dark folk tale unfolding and once having hit play the audience wants to settle down for a lengthy session in their brooding presence with Tie Varjoista (available on bandcamp) being no exception.
Having last revealed an LP just over a year ago – Ei Valo Minua Seuraa (also on bandcamp) – I hope there is a follow-up on its way shortly.
The Finland based alt-indie band Timshel released the EP Hubble Jive on the 18th.
Reigning back on the dancing vibe of their sound Hubble Jive has a more introspective mood than much of their previous material featured.
The opener and title track Hubble Jive sets the scene for the EP as Timshel contemplate the vastness of the universe in conjunction with the intensity of personal emotional desires resulting in a track that has an underlying sadness which wraps around the listener in empathetic embrace.
Next is We’re Still Here which is perhaps entitled as such – as recently what was a sextet became a trio in a track that is a credit to them as they are unafraid to express their sadness at the sudden change and sense of fortitude that there is still a kernel from which to develop, whilst making it available for all to explore and extrapolate as the listener wishes.
Setting themselves back on to a more even keel – Floating – which featured back in June finds the trio on a more familiar path.
The closer Rising Airplanes is my pick of the release as it indicates Timshel have reconciled the past, the present and are looking to the future with the wistful just under four and a third minutes of evocative synths, instrumentation and considered vocal.
Whilst a cathartic release for Timshel, Hubble Jive, is equally a fascinating journey for the audience, who feel they too are emotionally invested.
Their latest track to surface – My Shelter – drifts luxuriantly into the ears leaving the listener with a sense of calmness as the beguiling vocal captivates the imagination around which figurative synths sketch out the landscape.