The Finnish dark-rock band Uptown Electronics released the two track single Crashin’ Slow on the 15th.
Uptown Electronics – Crashin’ Slow – artwork
There is a different layering than music previously featured which is evident in both Crashin’ Slow and the B side Release The Pressure where rock guitar architecture builds the scaffolding to the songs as the looming tracks darken the doorway.
These are capable musicians and I look forward to hearing more in the coming years.
The Finnish melodic-metal quintet Force Majeure release the LP The Rise Of Starlit Fires on the 8th of September.
Force Majeure – The Rise Of The Starlit Fires – artwork
The second of the eight tracks on the album – Apocalyptic Hearts – showcases the ability of the quintet to deliver music that has a thumping pace whilst underneath, like a geological-plate, the slowly revolving melody is the real strength of the song through which a powerful yet deftly controlled vocal shines brightly.
The Finnish melodic-metal quartet As I May released the single Hero on the 4th.
As I May
I am aware that I have mentioned it previously though I don’t feel it is repetition for the sake of repetition to comment that musicians from Scandinavia are often able to deliver music which combines what on the surface are polar-opposites that can’t possibly work, yet turn it in to a concept of intrigue and complexity that fascinates – very often melodic-metal.
In Hero – As I May provide the listener with a dark underbelly of fire that opens its wings and glides gracefully through room like a sparrow-hawk searching for prey.
Uptown Electronics is a dark-electronica project from Finland.
Generally working as a duo they do from time to time add additional players as appropriate in Post-War Love Song – Mia K is the additional vocalist.
The gloomy recesses of the room appear as sunlit fields, on hitting play, as the oppressive roll of Post-War Love Song, the title track and opener of the three on the single that came out earlier this month, rumbles through the speakers wrapped in velvety layering in which the audience finds themselves hypnotically drawn.
An email that has been sitting in my inbox since last month, sadly, so I am a tad late to this and my apologies.
The Finnish acoustic-indie-folk band Good Omens are finalising details for the LP All The Moving Parts.
Good Omens – Photo by Pauliina Jokela
Their fleet of foot compositions are influenced by both indie dance and folk resulting in tracks containing swooping melodies which gather up the audience in welcoming embrace. From the forthcoming album – Silent Spring is a roughly five minute number which showcases their style.