Heimkunft Folk, Industrial Svalbard To be honest, it took me a couple of weeks to build my opinion on this record. And still, after this long time I'm not sure what I really think of it. Musically it's kind of uneven. Some songs are very bombastic and filling the room while some songs feel kind of unfinished. On the other hand the singer's voice does not follow the trend within the neofolk scene. By not sounding like he's some kind of bored poet or possibly a doomsday prophet he has taken the music a bit further. I get the feeling that he's quite emotional while singing, almost like a fanatic jugend during Hitler's Nazi Germany. The best song on this album is 'Timelessness' no doubt. I like the flow, the sound and the small feeling of happiness it gives me. Another great track is 'Das Schweigen' and I also like 'Eclipse' very much. 'Abschied von der Jugend' makes me think of the 80's and the italodisco bands; it sounds almost like some kind of happy pop song. Despite the happy tones it's a great track! 450
Brutal Resonance

Svalbard - Heimkunft

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2010 by Lichterklang
To be honest, it took me a couple of weeks to build my opinion on this record. And still, after this long time I'm not sure what I really think of it. Musically it's kind of uneven. Some songs are very bombastic and filling the room while some songs feel kind of unfinished. On the other hand the singer's voice does not follow the trend within the neofolk scene. By not sounding like he's some kind of bored poet or possibly a doomsday prophet he has taken the music a bit further. I get the feeling that he's quite emotional while singing, almost like a fanatic jugend during Hitler's Nazi Germany.

The best song on this album is 'Timelessness' no doubt. I like the flow, the sound and the small feeling of happiness it gives me. Another great track is 'Das Schweigen' and I also like 'Eclipse' very much. 'Abschied von der Jugend' makes me think of the 80's and the italodisco bands; it sounds almost like some kind of happy pop song. Despite the happy tones it's a great track!
Sep 03 2010

John Wikström

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