Wednesday, January 30, 2013
It's only a few weeks to go until the Iceland-based band outfit named Bloodgroup is about to unleash its third longplay album via Kulmbachs finest AdP Records under the name of "Tracing Echoes" and although the deep athmospheric sounds, decent strings and nordic calmness remained it's quite obvious that something happened in the Bloodgroup universe that seems to be more fragile than ever. Built on complex drum structures clearly influenced by the faraway echoes of Post Dubstep or whatever to call those precise but skeletal beats that are found all over the place these days used by artists like James Blake as well as The XX to define their mental state and overall hipness. But still - the Bloodgroup is not hopping on a bandwagon of any kind - they're able to tear up advanced urban dancefloors with dark basslines featured in songs like "Cut Your Tongue" or the caressing slo jam named "The Water" that is nothing but a perfect amalgamation of darkness and heartfelt romanticism brought to you by lovely vocals and - of course - strings and violins. To my own surprise this one is followed up by a massive and well uplifting UK Bass assault that pays deep respect to 'troity melancholia but still is, without any doubt, a song that's 100 percent Bloodgroup. Play this one in a r-a-v-e and you'll see them lighters... Get & preorder this album before it's gone and watch out for a forthcoming tour about to happen in April / May.