Joensuu 1685
Joensuu 1685

Joensuu 1685 Joensuu 1685

CD

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Bone Voyage Recording Company, 2008.

The Gospel of Noise. Young Rocktrio mix feedback with lazy beats, beautiful tunes with trippy atmospheres, reaching heaven and earth and what is below.

Joensuu 1685 has been a rock trio from Finland, formed in Helsinki 2007 by two brothers Mikko Joensuu, Markus Joensuu and (of same name but not a relative) Risto Joensuu, all in their early twenties. They love to get drowned in overtones, feedbacks and noises, due to paint a soft but sizzling stream of big beauty. Repetitive bass riffs, powerful yet pretty restrained drumming, extensive guitar overtones, pastoral organs and Mikko’s singing creates original soundscapes and adds something new to the scenes where they might draw their influences from:
bluesy garage psychedelia from the late 60s to the wall of sounds in the 80s and early 90s.

The band’s self-titled debut album was recorded at 22-Pistepirkko’s own Altai studios and co-produced by Asko Keränen. Released in Finland first the album got raving reviews from the Finnish media (“debut of the year”, has entered the Finnish album sales charts at the week of release, got several positions in end year’s charts
(e.g . Rumba #1 “best domestic album” / Soundi #6 “best domestic album”, Radio Helsinki #9 “album of the year international”) and has been nominated for best band by the critics jury of Emma Gaala, the annual music award organized by IFPI Finland and the media.

‘”(…)Joensuu 1685 are good: their songs drone just enough to hypnotize, but not enough to drear; their pop sound is charming but not twee; and songs like the widescreen, driving Crystal Light rocket skywards as if under their own power.’ (Artrocker/A New Band A Day)
“(…) All hazy lust and stoned amazingness.(…)” NME (UK).
“”(…)Their fusion of Spacemen 3, the motorik rhythms of Neu! and the
antique keyboards of Suicide is trance-inducing. (…)” (Mojo, UK)

1 (You Shine) Brighter Than Light
2 Nothingness
3 Kill/Shot/Love
4 Crystal Light
5 Electric Ocean Sailor
6 Sick City
7 Gamma-Minus Machine Minder
8 Baby, Baby, Baby
9 Perfect Grace

Joensuu 1685 Joensuu 1685

LP

10 

incl. 24% VAT

Low on stock

Bone Voyage Recording Company, 2008.

The Gospel of Noise. Young Rocktrio mix feedback with lazy beats, beautiful tunes with trippy atmospheres, reaching heaven and earth and what is below.

Joensuu 1685 has been a rock trio from Finland, formed in Helsinki 2007 by two brothers Mikko Joensuu, Markus Joensuu and (of same name but not a relative) Risto Joensuu, all in their early twenties. They love to get drowned in overtones, feedbacks and noises, due to paint a soft but sizzling stream of big beauty. Repetitive bass riffs, powerful yet pretty restrained drumming, extensive guitar overtones, pastoral organs and Mikko’s singing creates original soundscapes and adds something new to the scenes where they might draw their influences from:
bluesy garage psychedelia from the late 60s to the wall of sounds in the 80s and early 90s.

The band’s self-titled debut album was recorded at 22-Pistepirkko’s own Altai studios and co-produced by Asko Keränen. Released in Finland first the album got raving reviews from the Finnish media (“debut of the year”, has entered the Finnish album sales charts at the week of release, got several positions in end year’s charts
(e.g . Rumba #1 “best domestic album” / Soundi #6 “best domestic album”, Radio Helsinki #9 “album of the year international”) and has been nominated for best band by the critics jury of Emma Gaala, the annual music award organized by IFPI Finland and the media.

‘”(…)Joensuu 1685 are good: their songs drone just enough to hypnotize, but not enough to drear; their pop sound is charming but not twee; and songs like the widescreen, driving Crystal Light rocket skywards as if under their own power.’ (Artrocker/A New Band A Day)
“(…) All hazy lust and stoned amazingness.(…)” NME (UK).
“”(…)Their fusion of Spacemen 3, the motorik rhythms of Neu! and the
antique keyboards of Suicide is trance-inducing. (…)” (Mojo, UK)

1 (You Shine) Brighter Than Light
2 Nothingness
3 Kill/Shot/Love
4 Crystal Light
5 Electric Ocean Sailor
6 Sick City
7 Gamma-Minus Machine Minder
8 Baby, Baby, Baby
9 Perfect Grace