FIKA is, in this instance, a soul-groove duo from England rather than, a Swedish pastries and coffee break, though either being equally appropriate prior to hitting play.
A couple of tracks are around both of which delve deep in to the brain and slow down the synapses.
Piano Down – the latest reveal, which came out on the 6th, is a blend of minor-chord progressions on a Korg SV-1 (that give the songs its drifting sadness) set to reversed guitar fretwork, which gives the track its sense of an aural description of a Wundt illusion. The structured skipping tempo and percussion transposes the song to an acid-jazz influence with the soulful vocal conjoining all the ideas in to a smooth-groove.
If that all sounds a tad deconstructed, trust me, as posited by the name of the band – grab yourself a cup of coffee, some pastries, hang up your heels and enjoy just over four and a quarter minutes of ambient flow.
Piano Down – Fika is available on itunes.*
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