5. Oktober 2009

Finneyerkes - Bastard (2009)

Gorgeous melodies meet tender electronica

Again a work from the electronica and post-rock duo Finneyerkes. Bastard is a pure instrumental work, a touching vibrance of senses and a slice of trueness in each fret of the guitar they play. Bastard was born while Finneyerkes were still working on their here presented release Without End. There were a few tracks which didn't fit into the concept of Without End so the two Americans decided to make this sideline project Bastard that is - in fact- no a sideline but a headline of their works. A wonderful piece of melancholy and sadness, so true, so honest and so gorgeous.

Finneyerkes do not care about any clichés or "rules" in music, they have their very own style, a rare fact in these times. The catchy melodies of Bastard and the deep feelings that grow while listening to this work (just like on Without End, but even stronger) make you addictive to their works and you can't get out of it until you reach awareness again (mostly trough noises in your reach). Bastard is completed by a featured track that is made together with Yawning (a highlight by the way!), and a mix by Ceylon.

Read the words of Finneyerkes to the development of Bastard:
"This album was born when we were halfway through recording Without End. We had a few songs that we really liked and we didn't know what we were going to do with them. Those tracks were "Cobain featuring Yawning", "Lark", "Honeymoon at the Holocaust Museum" and "DisMIX featuring Cylon". we had no idea what we were going to do with them but we knew we didn't want to throw them away. none of them fit the style of Without End. we tried tacking a few of them on Without End but they stuck out like sore thumbs. we held onto them and when we were about 99 percent done, Randy said "why don't we just release 2 albums?" it sounded like a good enough idea. we weren't sure if anyone would want to hear 2 new full lengths from us but maybe a couple would. so we stalled a little longer and finished up some of the tracks we had kept locked away. we re-worked some parts and changed whole songs around and here we are. this is probably our most varied album. there are hints of classical, acoustic, electronic, a little bit of blues guitar playing, and a lot of spacey things going through the headphones. this is the album where words couldn't say what we were feeling. we became a better band and better friends trying to communicate by just playing. we're really proud of this album and we hope all of you enjoy it. thanks so much for listening. it means more than anything to us."

Genre: Electronica, Ambient

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1 Kommentar:

a death cinematic ::: simple box construction hat gesagt…

this is a really good album. and it is free which is unbelievable.