Hey, how’s it going? Hope you’ve had a great summer. Sorry for not blogging! I really should have, considering there’s been so much good music released lately. One of my favourites of the past few months is a double EP by Rami Vierula. Released in May on Sitrustapes, it ties together his two previous Finnish […]
Listening to Finland’s Delay Trees has always been a soft, lulling experience that shuffled you away from reality. Dreamy music tends to have that effect. It mesmerizes and hypnotizes, it makes rows of grey buildings appear cinematic from a bus window on a rainy day. But reality catches up with you sometimes – a terrible experience which […]
With soaked hair dripping down across his face, his black buttoned up shirt already drenched in sweat, George Clarke appears on stage with a feral look in his eyes. Like he’s sizing up the opposition and ready to attack. It’s late summer in Helsinki and an unexpected heat-wave has been hanging over the city the whole day. […]
Helsinki-based bedroom pop maker Rami Vierula, who is more commonly known as the frontman for dream pop ensemble Delay Trees, has been busy working on his solo project 23:23 since 2009. After releasing his Trilogy album compilation in 2015, he’s now returned with a new EP entitled To Die On A Faraway Island (Soliti).
While we patiently wait for spring and the new album from Is This Really Me, amidst the impenetrable greyness and darkness that is looming over us each day, we can find solace in their latest single ‘Freedom Riders’.
This song by Finnish folk outfit Is This Really Me came out ages ago but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t stop what you’re doing right now and listen to it. There is something so pure about ITRM’s sound, and not in a ‘we mixed this using super expensive equipment’-kind of way.
Ascot based trio Febeuder came out of nowhere last year and made a name for themselves with their colourful sound. “Owen”, the first single taken from their second EP “Lilac Wine”, is a perfect example of their musical flexibility. The track fits limitless explorations of sound and rhythm into a five minute long harmonic and pulsating number. […]
There was a stark sense of doom in the rustic Pub Arthur that Friday 13th. Situated in the heart of Turku’s old wooden house district Port Arthur, or Portsa, this sparsely lit basement bar was the perfect setting for Mirel Wagner, the sullen troubadour famous for her death ballads. Although you could argue that this was […]
Grouper’s music has always been shrouded in mystery. Composed of a perfect gray-scale and subtly dissolving somewhere in a space between the conscious and the unconscious, it is at its best an isolating experience. Liz Harris knows how to move through that space, enter it wide-eyed and exit without loosing focus. You’re drawn into her […]
[Caldo Verde 2014] After over 20 years in the music business Mark Kozelek, the king of melancholy, has released Benji, a record with his band Sun Kil Moon that despite its heaviness and darkness is also his brightest record to date. One thing that makes the record so dark is that most of the songs […]