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Delay Trees: Readymade (Soliti, 2014)

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El tercer trabajo de los fineses Delay Trees supuso su confirmación en el panorama del Indie como una banda agradable, sin demasiadas florituras y que, además de añadir al conocido sonido nórdico elementos personales, elaboran una suerte de Dreampop asequible y no demasiado prolijo en extensiones instrumentales u ornamentales. Digamos que podrían representar la cara amable del Dream.
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“Once we’re past the redundant organ sounds of ‘Intro’, ‘Fireworks’ introduces us to the real Delay Trees with a slightly sped-up version of the opening of ‘Feel’ by the House of Love. It seems likely Delay Trees have heard a track or two by Guy Chadwick and his colleagues, as vaguely shimmery chords and not-quite-shoegaze vocals (they call it ‘dreamgaze’ – please don’t) are the stock in trade of both bands. ‘Fireworks’ is a fine track and obvious single.
If anything, ‘Steady’ is even better, with the vocals of Rami Vierula the focal point of the track in a way they’re often not on the rest of the album. Indeed, when the vocals are a little less distinct, as on ‘Sister’, you’re left with the disturbing image of a smirking Ian Brown peering out from behind a tree, winking knowingly, and on ‘Woods’, Vierula takes the tribute way too far by actually singing just slightly out of tune.
‘Perfect Headache’ is back into jangly indie territory. When Delay Trees do their European version of Days-era Real Estate they impress without inspiring awe, in much the same way as Real Estate themselves have been doing lately. It’s only when we reach penultimate track ‘Big Sleep’ that Delay Trees make a concerted effort to forge a sound of their own – an indistinct melody, more imaginative vocals and a tricky beat – which is a template they may well have used in their previous output. The track’s actually too short, unlike seven minutes plus of ‘The Atlantic’ which appears to have an additional track bolted onto the end that they almost certain meant to call ‘Outro’ but forgot to separate off.
It’s a likeable album in many regards. It pilfers a little from some odd places but adds enough to just about justify its existence, though you’ll want to be a fan of early ’90s indie to get the most out of it. I get the impression it would make more sense in Finland, actually. When I pack my chainsaw and head to Westminster next May, perhaps I’ll take the album with me” (The 405)

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5 marzo, 2015 Posted by | Delay Trees | Deja un comentario

Delay Trees: Before I go go (Ep, 2011)

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El combo finlandés Delay Trees, ya conocido por TJB, acaba de editar este verano su último Ep: Before I go go. Se trata de un disco amable, sencillo, sin demasiadas pretensiones ni concesiones sonoras elevadas. Temas de andar por casa, mezclando ese Shoegaze discreto de Owls go (la mejor del disco) junto con composiciones más racionales y pausadas como Before I go, que titula el disco. La banda ha tenido el detalle de ofrecernos, además, el disco para su descarga gratuita directamente desde su Soundcloud.

Delay Trees – Before I go go (Ep, 2011)

“Delay Trees is one of my favourite bands from Finland (in the past months the list grew quite fast with the release of amazing songs/records/eps from bands like Big Wave Riders and French Films and, of course, Delay Trees).
The EP was recorded during a weekend last May and features more of the cinematic/atmospheric mixture of shoegaze, indie pop and emotional melodies.
About the idea of making the ep, the band says it is “…a THANK YOU to all you wonderful people for your constant support…”
Although it is a digital free release, a limited cassette edition is also available and you can get a copy directly with the band here (chaotischundcharmant.com)

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23 noviembre, 2011 Posted by | Delay Trees | Deja un comentario

Delay Trees: Delay Trees (2010)

 

Si por algo se ha caracterizado este recién concluido 2010 musicalmente hablando ha sido por el resurgir de los sonidos más Shoegazers y por cierta tendencia también revivalista que afectó al sonido del Pop guitarrero de los ochenta. Delay Trees es el álbum de debut homónimo de Delay Trees, y de alguna forma puede decirse que aúna ambas tendencias, porque tiran del Shoegaze en su variante más etérea, más ensoñadora, con tintes atmosféricos, pero desde luego, el sonido de sus guitarras los convierte en un grupo con tendencia más clásica y, cómo no, con influencias del Pop de guitarras de los ochenta. Todo esto no tiene por qué ser bueno estrictamente, porque Delay Trees, pese a tener buenos temas, de ésos que hay que escuchar detenidamente varias veces (Cassete 2010, About brothers, Tarantula/Holding on…), personalmente, tiene un halo de melancolía que a quien escribe no termina de enganchar. Un cierto desvahimiento que no termina de influirles a la hora de componer un tema auténticamente redondo de esos que te quedas con ganas de escuchar una y otra vez. Sin ser un mal disco, Delay Trees peca algo de cierta monotonía sonora y de resultar una colección de canciones bellas pero a las que les falta intensidad y calidez. Evidentemente, muchos de vosotros no pensaréis lo mismo…

Delay Trees – Delay Trees (2010)

“This delicious indie-pop quartet from Finland bring soothing loveliness to your ears. They’re first single, “About Brothers” found its way onto my computer at the beginning of the year. I consequently forgot about this band completely, that’s until i stumbled across the full length album today. Due for release at the end of October, Delay Trees self titled album is full of airy, summer chill songs – described on their own website as ‘brighter than a children’s TV presenter, and about as threatening, but so innocently enjoyable that you’ll feel instantly removed from the miserable norm’. Take from that what you will, however this is a great debut album. Good stuff” (sixfoot9.blogspot.com)

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18 enero, 2011 Posted by | Delay Trees | 1 comentario

   

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