Do you know these bands, that are really good in the beginning but fail ultimately? Polarkreis 18 from Dresden, Germany is one of these bands. Their second selftitled album is a fantastic, fresh, experimental pop release. They managed to mix opposing elements in their tracks. On the one hand you can find sophisticated synth-melodies, that try to reach perfection and sound a little mathematic. On the other hand there are big orchestra moments. This balancing act is one interesting aspects of Polarkreis 18. They are not afraid of big references like Radiohead or Sigur Rós. So all in all the beginning was a great one. I have chosen three tracks from their second album to present to you. Continue reading
Just a few days ago [bro:m] from Greifswald released their debut EP fuse on the North-german Independent Label Rain, Dear!. Take out your darkest sunglasses: here comes marvelous melancholy from the Baltic sea. Five songs of calm complexity, shimmering synthies, danceable darkness and noisy outbursts. Consciously the genuine EP was recorded in a studio outside the bands hometown during a weekend so they had the leisure to work without any distraction. The result of their four-day working trip is a mix of Postrock with No-Wave influences and headstrong indie Music.