Like "Sigur Rós locked in an underground cavern with Slowdive"
"Paavoharju presents a more curious mixture...Sigur Rós locked in an underground cavern with Slowdive"
Okay, all of you that insisted it was too early for a year-end "Best of" list were right. Had I waited only another week or so, Paavoharju's Yhä hämärää would have surely made the list.
I just discovered Finland's Paavoharju while reading Moka's Best of 2005 list, and I was immediately smitten. Pitchfork says Paavoharju's album, Yhä hämärää, "possesses the magical giddiness of an unknown radio station tapped into momentarily while traveling unfamiliar back roads" and that's actually a perfect description of how I felt while listening to these two tracks (way to go, Pitchfork).
This band just sounds like Finland to me. Of course, I've never been there, but I imagine it to be icy, mysterious, beautiful, and somewhat dark, just like these songs:
Paavoharju puhuri mp3
Paavoharju aamuauringon tuntuinen mp3