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.
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