Tupolev - Tupolev EP CD-R
Product number.: 12REC017
Price: 5,00 EUR(7,43 Dollar)
descriptionIt takes tupolev three songs and exactly 12 minutes and 17 seconds to raise their voices. and when they do so, nothing really happens- their singing isn't meant for grabbing one's attention, to carry emotion or even content. it's just a further instrument to accomplish their certain vision of contemporary avant-garde folk music.
Throughout that EP there is a feeling of vagueness and stumbling. tupolev play very slow, add a lot of time-changes and keep rolling around all common harmonies. it's a kind of jazz music, for these guys know exactly what they're doing: song number four, called as for misery, sounding like a sad drunken sailorman walking home at five o'clock in the morning, deep minor chords, singing, fieldrec, a little drums. but boy, after seven minutes the sun seems to rise; sounds increase like the city awakens and a melody as-beautiful-as-it-can-get emerges from the depths, lasting only for a few seconds before the song ends. on the other end of the spectrum there is rnd, the song afterwards, a mathematical piece of chamber-folk, precise and perfect.
due to all mentioned musical qualities, also the tupolev sound is awesome. the piano is dry and dusty, the drums sound like art blakey '58 and vocals aren't put upfront. simply perfect, no doubt!