Tuesday, August 13, 2013

-valis Pick of the Week

Hail Voyagers! Our Pick this week calls Berlin home: The Third Sound!

Led by ex-Singapore Sling'er, Hákon Aðalsteinsson, they've just released their second album, The Third Sound Of Destruction And Creation, out just over two weeks ago on Fuzz Club Records.

Whereas the debut was Hákon and Francesco D'Onofrio, recorded in Rome, this one has Hákon living in Berlin now and expanding the band to a five piece cast: Hákon Aðalsteinsson, Robin Hughes, Antonio D'Orazio, Gerald Pasqualin & Ambroise Prieur. It's a fuller sound and a full-on assault of the senses. I hear the dense shadings of Singapore Sling, along with the pop-oriented song structures. Too, I hear the slow burn of many influences. Emphasis on burn. Eight tracks and you'll want more. Believe me. Such as:


You can listen to the archived stream here; or, hear it this Friday, on The Dead Man's Turn Me On, Dead Man show on Live365, where it's heard every Friday at noon eastern time, as well as Mr. Atavist's Sunrise Ocean Bender show, heard every Monday from 1 to 3 am eastern, on WRIR in Richmond, VA.

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