Kiila - Heartcore

Heartcore

Kiila

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
Download Album (mp3) 9 tracks £5.99
Download Album (flac) 9 tracks £6.99
Download Album (wav) 9 tracks £6.99
Download individual tracks   from £0.75

Description

Kiila - Heartcore

The first full-length by the Finnish duo Kiila.

Reviews

Corpus Hermeticum mail-order catalogue
Mr ES and associate make 'pop' music in a seemingly improvised yet apparently planned style. Nothing here like much else I've heard except the odd snatch of Wreck Small Speakers on Expensive Stereos, always an unreliable reference point. You won't be singing along, but you won't be switching it off either. Finland remains a foreign country.
Bruce Russel / Corpus Hermeticum


Aquarius Records Higlights of the week #109
Finland's Kiila play, for want of a better description, experimental indie-rock. They share with other Finnish bands like Circle a predeliction for the effective use of repetition, utilizing loops like band member Sami "Es" Sanpakkila's solo A Love Cycle record. Kiila specialize in going off on adventurous, but mostly low-key explorations, from moments of happy pop to dark strum to noisier beats and drones. They take many approaches to music making, but as the extensive liner notes/essay state, their art is rooted in their listening, both to others music and to their own material, which is thoroughly crafted but never "complete". I'm not so much a fan of Kiila's occasional English-language vocals (Finnish is so much better, guys!) but those vocals are indie-rock standard and anyway much of this is instrumental. A very nice discovery -- and even if this record wasn't as good as it is, it would be worth it for the fucked-up but gorgeous, stumbling final track "Heartflowers"."
Allan / Aquarius Records


Dream Magazine #2

It starts phased radio squee and blur above a looped groove, shuffle huff and alien hypnotic drone-druggy till halfway through it shifts gears to a sort of Frank Zappa/Fugs folk outtake that chugs along peculiarly to the end of track one. The 2nd; Fireburnfoot, is a particular favorite.Featuring loosely doubletracked vocals by Hanna Lehto it's a chant of the title "fire burn foot." repeated over and over till it feels like some kind of happy stoned prank that brings a smile to my face every time I hear it. Holy Melancholy chants the title with a serious and subtle drum, drone, keyboard accompaniment. Set the Storm Aside is much more songlike, but it's still a fractured and loosely hallucinatory folkish fragment. Verbranntes Land starts as a sinister feedback drone that opens onto a fuzzy monolithic slab upon slab of primitive Bevis Frondian guitar magma. The title track is a short noisy goof on Casio. She's too Good, is a beautiful subdued guitar interaction that lead to ambient rainfall and a frail male vocalist crying out his heart to the lonely moon. Crystal Fields is a real gem, This is probably Kiila at their (Sami Sänpäkkilä and Niko-Matti Ahti) best. Just guitar, drums, textures,and atmosperics a softspoken yet intense slice of landscape, and chiming evocative mystery and energy. Thunder rolls across the sky, but it's a dry summer storm; heat lightning. Heartflowers which ends the album starts with a spastic drum stumbling and random bursts of clatter and frizz, engaging a low slinky keyboard along the way and scraping violin-like sounds while fireworks go off in the distance and some glancing echo off of Terry Riley's eternal song cycle takes us gracefully into the sunset.
George Parsons

Tracklisting

Download Album (FR-15)
  1. Kiila - Contemporaries
  2. Kiila - Fireburnfoot
  3. Kiila - Holy Melancholy
  4. Kiila - Set The Storm Aside
  5. Kiila - Verbranntes Land
  6. Kiila - Heartcore
  7. Kiila - She's Too Good
  8. Kiila - Crystal Fields
  9. Kiila - Heartflowers

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Contemporaries 4m 33s £0.75
2 Fireburnfoot 2m 38s £0.75
3 Holy Melancholy 6m 9s £0.75
4 Set The Storm Aside 1m 51s £0.75
5 Verbranntes Land 6m 29s £0.75
6 Heartcore 1m 9s £0.75
7 She's Too Good 4m 40s £0.75
8 Crystal Fields 6m 21s £0.75
9 Heartflowers 5m 58s £0.75
Entire MP3 Download Album (9 tracks) £5.99
MP3 format technical details
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wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Contemporaries 4m 33s £0.75
2 Fireburnfoot 2m 38s £0.75
3 Holy Melancholy 6m 9s £0.75
4 Set The Storm Aside 1m 51s £0.75
5 Verbranntes Land 6m 29s £0.75
6 Heartcore 1m 9s £0.75
7 She's Too Good 4m 40s £0.75
8 Crystal Fields 6m 21s £0.75
9 Heartflowers 5m 58s £0.75
Entire WAV Download Album (9 tracks) £6.99

flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Contemporaries 4m 33s £0.75
2 Fireburnfoot 2m 38s £0.75
3 Holy Melancholy 6m 9s £0.75
4 Set The Storm Aside 1m 51s £0.75
5 Verbranntes Land 6m 29s £0.75
6 Heartcore 1m 9s £0.75
7 She's Too Good 4m 40s £0.75
8 Crystal Fields 6m 21s £0.75
9 Heartflowers 5m 58s £0.75
Entire FLAC Download Album (9 tracks) £6.99
FLAC format technical details:
These FLAC tracks are superior to MP3 in that they are compressed without any loss in sound quality. For further technical details or player tips, visit the Help section