Timshel – All Is Well – Single Review

The Finland / Sweden based shadowy-indie trio Timshel released the single All Is Well on the 24th.

Timshel - photo credit - Laura Mendelin

Timshel – photo credit – Laura Mendelin

Immediately on hitting play the listener is cloaked in a soft dark-purple shroud from which they are instantly regretting the song only lasts for a mere two hundred and ninety three seconds, as, akin to falling in to an infatuation with someone at first sight, so the audience is likely to a similar state with All Is Well on first listen, such is the attraction of the beauty of the outer-skin.

Of greater arousal of persuasion is that the further one explores beneath the surface the more nuanced and evocative the composition becomes with a lyric espousing of its own obituary and a layering of instrumentation and percussion which tenderly caresses the cheek prior to teasing towards a dark stairway to an unlit cavern engorged with pulses of lust and supplication… Dare you? …I highly recommend the journey.

All Is Well – Single – Timshel is available on iTunes.*

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Timshel – Hubble Jive – EP Review

The Finland based alt-indie band Timshel released the EP Hubble Jive on the 18th.

Timshel - Hubble Jive

Timshel

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.

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Timshel – Floating – Single Review

The Finnish indie band Timshel released the single Floating yesterday.

Timshel - photo credit Jani Haapsaari

Timshel – photo credit Jani Haapsaari

In the intervening couple of years since their introduction back in 2014 what was a sextet has pared down to a trio with previous members floating in and out from time to time and adding other musicians as appropriate with Daniel Ventus returning to provide keys and a new player Erik Sjöholm adding slide guitar to the remaining core of Markus Bergfors, Patrick Sjöholm and Petter Erikslund on this release.




Floating is a just under four and half and half minute track that invites the listener to the dance-floor with a courteous bow of introduction. The song identifies precisely why Scandinavia remains the place you need to go to find the best clubs in the world with the innovative musicians who are able to fill the venues with audiences from around the globe – if only they are quick enough to get there before the pop-up venue is already history, but one gets the sense that Timshel will always be on the playlist – where ever the latest location opens.

Minding of the enthusiastic rhythms of Dexys Midnight Runners melded with the best of the yet to come –  Floating is one to add to the collection.

Floating – Single – Timshel is available on iTunes.*

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Timshel – Everybody Is Going To Break – Video

Timshel the melancholic-dance band from Finland released the LP Memories Look At Me last year.

Timshel - Memories Look At Me - artwork

Timshel – Memories Look At Me – artwork

Track five of the seven is Everybody Is Going To Break.

Memories Look At Me – Timshel is available on iTunes.*

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Timshel from Vassa in Finland is the indie-dance sextet of Markus Bergfors (Vocals / Guitar), Patrick Stenbacka (Bass), Olli Nousiainen (Guitar), Petter Erikslund (Drums), Daniel Ventus (Keys) and Sebastian Jacobson (Multi-instrumentalist).

Timshel - indie-dance from Finland

Timshel

Skipping around the room like a Spring Lamb I find myself in enthral of Timshel, who are able to harness the multifarious angles of projection to a cohesion which just leaves the brain freshly showered. Folk, pop and rock combine into the soundscape that the sextet offer to the ears.

A lightness of touch gives the music an uplight, whilst songs of consternation gives the tracks a sonorous intensity that captivates the mind and Timshel is able to deliver tracks which offer a subtlety of touch which belies the number in the line-up. Rather than using the dexterity to produce volume, they use it to deliver flecks of colour which intoxicate the mind.

The compositions are smartly packaged, but on taking time to unwrap the glossy paper the listener is able to find music which has a heart and soul.

With a decent catalogue behind them, the most recent single – Halfway To Anywhere, which came out on the 17th a adds another fine touch to the library of sounds.

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Halfway To Anywhere – Single – Timshel is available on iTunes.*

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