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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Blindfold - Faking Dreams (2009) (AWESOME !!!)

Genre : Alternative, Ambient, Shoegaze, Experimental, Post-rock influence, Iceland

Tracklist :

01. Falleg Depuro
02. Sad Face
03. Faking Dreams
04. Fit You
05. Wait
06. Don't Think It's A Sin
07. Hungry Heat
08. Caffeine & Sleeping Pills
09. Confused
10. Reverse

BLINDFOLD are four guys from Iceland. They live in London and forge a heady mixture of stunning ambience, spiky intricate punch, electronics and guitar. One minute they bathe the listener in waves of melancholic, drifting ambient soundscape with haunting lyrics from the sparkling tonsils of front man Biggi. The next minute the powerhouse drums, punchy bass, and crashing clever guitars spiral to create a rather large leftfield progressive noise indeed.

Influences abound, but none quite nail BLINDFOLD to the mast. You may hear elements of Radiohead / Sigur Rós and Ulrich Schnauss topped with a pinch of Emo / Electronica and Film Score Sonics. BLINDFOLD's new album 'Faking Dreams' feels like a solid release, which has taken time and craft to create. Live they are punchy, vast, rocky and from the first note played you know these guys would blow any festival on the globe away with one giant flick of a lighter held high.

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