BLACK TWIG - Heliogram

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie, Shoegaze | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 162 / 7-8-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Soliti | Autor: MaB

Since their first CD "Paper Trees" Black Twig is one of the most popular younger bands in their homeland Finland and was nominated as "Best Newcomer Band" at the Emma Awards. Their new album "Heliogram", which already reached the top 30 of the Finnish charts at the beginning of the year, is now also released in Germany and shows that Black Twig are not a hyped ensemble, but are quite confident in their own way. The Shoegaze influences of the early days have given way to an airy psychedelic pop, which makes Black Twig's music even easier to find its way into the auditory canals, even if the richness of variation is somewhat neglected. Occasionally the transparently arranged songs feature subtle twang guitars ("Summer Slow Down", "Floors"). But the Finns also do well to step on the distortion pedal ("Sunday Air", "Quiet Daytime") despite all the light-heartedness. Especially likeable is the summery "Pastel Blue", which floats on clouds until a 'broken' guitar solo breaks through the pastel blue idyll. More of it!

Top track: Pastel Blue

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