Grün- Greenland (2010)

Posted: January 27, 2011 by Is This Revolutionary? in Album, Reviews
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THE Indie band of the Post-Rock World.

Sounds strange, doesn’t it? One genre being defined in another? Some bands don’t do it well. Others make history.

Recommended by a friend in Australia, Grün was a difficult find. Only released in Australia on iTunes, this duo is the equivalent of a precious stone: hard to find, but worth the world when you finally get it. From the first track, it blows you away with their powerful presence. What once seemed to be a simple post-rock group converts into a electronic band (think Shiny Toy Guns, but better) with a female vocalist who will seduce you with her dreamy voice. Never staying to one sound, they cover all bases. This album ranges from a post-metal sound to a 65daysofstatic vibe to a feel like Niño Koi (driving base included). The standout track from Greenland, though, is “Among The Bad Apes”, which has a cool, heavy, Gifts From Enola like sound. I haven’t heard much post-rock from “Down Under”, but if the rest is anything like this, I like what I’m hearing.

Rating: 4.5 kegs for a great, entertaining album. Honestly, all I had to do was listen to this once, and I knew. I just knew. Love.

 

 

Look, the guys from Grün did me a huge favor by giving me this album for free. Now, because this is not released in America, anyone from the States who wants a copy of this, email us at isthisrevolutionary@gmail.com and I’ll see if I can hook you up with a copy.

Meanwhile, in Australia/Other parts: Purchase via iTunes (Australia) or Laughing Outlaw Records

B.

Comments
  1. Andre says:

    This is one of our favourite reviews. Thanks so much for the kind words. I regularly read your blog and have discovered some great new music as a result.

    If anyone in the States wants to purchase the album, in physical or digital form, Just visit http://grun.bandcamp.com/album/greenland

    Thanks for all your support!

    Cheers from Aus
    Andre
    Grün

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