Friday, December 7, 2012

CD Review: Uhrijuhla --Uhrijuhla (2012)



Avaruuden Lapsi  starts the album by sounding like a cross between The Smiths & R.E.M. This is  a different style of music I have had the joy of reviewing, but there is such a diverse spectrum of musicians in this world, music is either good, bad or indifferent - this is a fantastic blend of sounds and harmonies.

I really feel it does not matter if someone can understand the lyrics to a song as that is only one part of the whole song, this is much bigger than just the lyrics.

The video below is for Avaruuden Lapsi:





The band Uhrijuhla ("Sacrificial Feast" in English - although the name is inspired by the cult classic movie The Wicker Man, which is called Uhrijuhla in Finland) came together three years ago with the purpose of playing a new kind of progressive rock - partially homage to the grand masters from the seventies but also influenced by modern progressive pop such as Portishead and Massive Attack. After a few fruitless attempts to get the band going, Callisto guitarist Myllykangas joined the fold in 2012 and suddendly everything just clicked. The eponymous album was recorded in the springtime and finished in September. The result is a multi-faceted, lush and adventurous progressive vintage pop album with moods ranging from Hawkwind-style guitar psychedelia to Linda Perhacs -like introspection.






This next song uses the fuzzy bass that was used quite a lot back in the '60's.



Thank you for reading this
Till Next Time
Sincerely
Anthony Nadeau



Thank you for reading this
Till Next Time
Sincerely
Anthony Nadeau