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5 stars Traditional good taste and catchy atmosphere created by HORTE should be maintained and additionally be seasoned with more desert-y dissonant flavour than the previous creation. In the very hot summer (maybe all around the world, owing to greenhouse emissions) in 2021, and under such a terrible pandemic situation, a Finnish post-rock act HORTE's third album was released to catch the hearts of Finnish progressive rock fans. Also in "Maa Antaa Yön Vaientaa" (in English, it means 'Earth Gives The Night Silence' ... what a meaningful, expressive, and suggestive phrase really) it sounds like HORTE would carry out their strong original intention of their post-rock interpretation. All around the opus, something sensitive, sensual, fascinating, addictive are dominant. And they never forget they stress dizzy, fuzzy sound metamorphism like a toxic love potion. Basically their musical mainstream is sorta slowtempo ambient dissonance, but their mystic melody lines and soft, smooth, and soothing voices are pretty impressive and innovative. It's definitely no exaggeration for us to claim this album has energy and power superior to their previous albums.

The first track "Pelko Karistaa Järjen" is kind of serious stuff full of ambient dissection and stickily repetitive melodic recognition. Under a dark sky and a tough circumstance, they would be pushing serious current reality into our inner mind. Something fearful can be felt via this entire track, but also a dreamy future may be seen. In "Ilman Nurkka" we touch more relaxing flavour regardless of slight upbeat catchy scape. Percussive synthesizer sounds are comfortable, and their chorus is dry-fruity like Krautrock but quite delightful and flavourful. On an instability and anxiety hard to express, the following one "Kilpemme" solidifies the guard around us. The middle part filled with loud, confusing sound unification is beyond expression. Wondering why they can launch such a stability with musical dissection. Anyway it's problematic too for us to get a bunch of inorganic light. "Valoa On Liikaa" would say that people all over the world want to live safe and sound I imagine? "Kun Joki Haihtuu" reminds us of the similarity to their first shot "Viimeinen Linja" but more of flatness and simplicity this possesses. Sounds like they deliver simple but important messages for us based upon such a plain melodic turf, I cannot understand Finnish though. The last "Konttaa, Ne Konttaa II" shows a tough, unclear near future under unsettled, disquieting 'political and infectious' situations, fully by dry scorching, potential ambience.

One last mention: surprisingly the sixth launcher "Väisty Tieltä" gets into the darkest, deepest, heaviest structure all over their creations, amongst their authentic calm moments. This seven minute song involves almost all of their excellent intentional invitations to another post dimension. My love.

DamoXt7942 | 5/5 |


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