The Norway based dark-rock project Sofi Lofi released the LP Nuits de Gala earlier in the month.
Sofi Lofi – Mette Sofie
My apologies to everyone for getting to this late as this has been with me for a few weeks now.
Sofi Lofi more normally perform as a full line up – Nuits de Gala (available on bandcamp) is a solo release by Mette Sofie.
An intense brooding presence that extends for almost thirty five minutes of unrelenting menace through the ten songs, however, the listener is unwilling to take a break from the pressurising waves of ambient darkness. The album is given greater stature by the minimal post-production that allows the tracks to highlight their raw organic oppressive presence. My selection of the album is the fifth song – Restless Sun Breaks The Day.
Word also arrives that the full band are currently breaking some ground towards another LP, I will keep you updated as I am able.
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Split between Oslo (Norway) and Berlin (Germany) – Mette Sofie (Guitar / Vocals), Christian Næss (Drums), Kenneth Amundsen (Guitar) and Lene Vinje (Bass) form the purple-blues band Sofi Lofi.
Sofi Lofi – Photo by Ketil Hardy
Tempting the audience to accompany them into their lair there is an enticing fetishism about Sofi Lofi that promises of velvet ties and extended foreplay, which they provide in writhing ecstasies of sound.
The blurry guitars nibble the ears as the pulsating percussion massages the neck and the throbbing bass cradles the body whilst the desirous vocal blows steamy licks across the eyelids.
A gradually evolving side project Sofi Lofi have this year decided to break surface, after a teaser at the end of 2015, in earnest and the welcome addition of their début eight track LP Buried (available on bandcamp) is, one can only hope, a forerunner of more to come.
The engagement of the dark mossy dampeners of bass with the fluidity of the two guitars alongside the voyeuristic percussion and seductive vocal makes Sofi Lofi a project in evolution one that already has much to add to the world of music and I look forward to more to come.
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