Hailing from Estonia, Tallinn, is the creative juggernaut Tehnoloogiline Päike with their experimental/electronic/pop sound. Offering us a very interesting taste of something fresh on their album Technological Sun, Tehnoloogiline Päike is set to make some serious waves in the music scene.
Opening oddly with the song titled This Means War, one might think this band is a bit too out there for their tastes, but given a chance, this song quickly showcases what Tehnoloogiline Päike is bringing to the table. It sounds like a cross between Daft Punk, an 8-bit videogame and Sigur Ros, topped with some Interpol. The following track Breaking It doesn’t waste any time getting to the point. Instantly the synths show up as the star player on the team, and when the beat kicks in, you are hooked completely. The vocal line is much like that off of This Means War, and very much like Interpol. I am not sure if this is the best choice considering the high energy of the track, but it is creative nonetheless.
The song that caught my attention, however, is called Redemption. This track is masterfully mixed, structured beautifully and devious in its delivery. It is layers upon layers of tracks that make up for a song that feels like it could have been off the Tron soundtrack. After hearing it once you can’t help but hit replay and turn it up even more.
The last song titled Remember Me is almost sad in its sound. It does feel like the soundtrack to a mind looking back into the past. The closest comparison I can make is to a song of equal melancholy from a band called Dead Can Dance on a track titled The Carnival Is Over. The track progresses through an emotional path and ends the album on a high note.
If you are looking for something unique, something easy to digest, and something to inspire you, Technological Sun is the album you need to listen to.