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Kiki Pau


Psychedelic/Space Rock

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4 stars After a five-year hiatus Helsinki based outfit KIKI PAU have a new splendid album ready to race. The main title points to woodland sprites which are deriving from diverse Finnish mythologies. Hence I would not be surprised if this album was developed somewhere in the nowhere, which means the endless nordic woods. Or at least will be inspired by diverse expeditions over there. Taking place in summer, some birds' twittering will give you a clue in between. The band is generally twin guitar driven, and since the start in 2007 the line up hasn't changed. A favourable move anyhow, concerning this album they have added a keyboarder, though not as a regular member, it seems. You'll experience an increasing flow, right up from a mellow psych folk drenched entree to a rather heavy and expressive finish.

Just let me say that KIKI PAU have everything done correctly, for example vocals are in English. Sorry, if I will cause negative feelings here and now. When it comes to rock music I don't like native Finnish singing, simple as that. With the title track couple they eventually are turning towards space and kraut rock with an obvious motoric and looping execution. Also some really meaningful synths are striking. The second part shows them hurrying up to a real rock band, even with headbanging qualities if you will. The extended Seeds finally replicates the album's flow in one go, supported by some nice violin attendance. Man! This foursome has provided an atmospheric new piece, no question. While hearing great sensitivity overall, meanwhile I really love this one.

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