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Positive Wave


Prog Folk

3.27 | 9 ratings

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4 stars First of all, let me say thanks to my best friend Eetu Pellonpää for recommending POSITIVE WAVE and their album.

Sorry I cannot understand Finnish words at all but, if anything, it's better for me to feel Susan's talking air purely I imagine? POSITIVE WAVE's eponymous debut work can let us get aware of refined meditation with acidity, not only progressive folk rock.

Wonder why I can feel flavour closer to our nation in their music. Guess they'd called all of their artistic sense and cultural essence out and exposed to all the listeners. Pleasure, grief, palpitation, depression ... a mixture of their feeling experienced in life might be stuffed into this creation, and the balance of positiveness and negativeness can ring our bell. Susan's voices are not only sharp and strong but also a bit plaintive and somewhat hazy ... such a mysterious ear-texture, not simply feminine nor only powerful, may remind us something like Oriental mood.

Amazing are also Sini's kaleidoscopic saxophone shower, the groovy rhythm / riffs by Ayhan's bass and Henri's drums, Pekka's flower-blooming guitar sounds, Jani's gorgeous keyboard crystals, and Henri's percussion definitive for their worldwide sound theatre. Even in the most pop-ish track "Helmi", the latter part consists of a toolbox mixed with tribal percussion, heavy riffs by electric instruments and drums, avantgarde spectacle by tense saxophone wires, and cool clean keyboard washing liquid ... we should be taken aback at their mysticism.

Although it's nonsense for me to give an evaluation for each song, I cannot avoid mentioning as below ... "Elämä" is one of the most attractive tracks of them, with all of their great elements here and there. Sensitive voices, colourful guitar psychedelia, dynamic saxophone sounds, cool and steady keyboard cuts, fantastic ethnicity battles between percussion and drums ... all can be squeezed into this stuff. And the last "Viimeistä iltaa" featuring Susan's kind voice meteor stream based upon the sweet, warm dusk by all casts around her, is real hearty meditation. Priceless.

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |


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