REDDER – Walk Long Play
aaamusic | On 28, Jan 2015
Walk Long Play is the first album of electronic duo from Finland called Redder. This project started in 2012 as a collaboration between two different music experiences, represented by Frans Saraste and Vesa Hoikka. Their meeting resulted in the Border/Lines EP released last year.
Redder’s debut album Walk Long Play was released mid-December, 2014. It carries an atmosphere of lingering winter with the distant light of clear stars on the northern sky. Minimalistic sounds and isolated vocals seem to long for the light that will lead out of emptiness and cold.
The opening is an instrumental – ‘Sold Boy a Picture’ – presenting ambient noises, gentle piano and pulsating synthesised rhythm. The next track ‘Fifteen More Minutes’ starts with brass sounds reminiscent of Morphine works and frustrated Radiohead-like vocals. This is a true trip-hop lullaby for fatigued grown-ups suffering from insomnia and past mistakes.
‘Vivier’ is soft electronic blues sliding on the surface old memories and devastation with the help of the same desperate falsetto. As for the track that Redder released as single earlier this year – ‘Let Us Get Out’ – it’s a bit more of a mainstream piece decorated with already recognisable brass melodics. ‘Tunnels’ fills the album with some romantic piano arpeggios and dream-pop atmosphere. After that the final track called ‘Alarm’ continues this dreamy trip with its space-pop meditations.
Walk Long Play is released via Cocoa Music – a Finnish independent label that welcomes young multi-media artists.