- EDNLP1079Long Player £15.00
Agartha the fourth studio album by Finnish quintet Oddarrang and their second for UK label Edition Records, takes its name from the legendary city that is said to reside in the Earth's core. Oddarrang has established itself as a band with an undeniably unique sound blending monumental riffs and dynamic builds with heartwrenching melodies that soar over a compelling and absorbing rhythmical drive. Agartha pushes that emotion and potency to new levels with earworm melodies you re sure you ve heard before and driving rhythms sent pulsing through your veins. With a unique blend of cello and trombone, soaring vocals and electronic soundscapes fusing with the magma intensity of guitar, bass and drums, Led by eclectic musician and spiritual drummer, Olavi Louhivuori, Oddarrang has produced a bold and imposing statement that without doubt will take it to the brink of international exposure. Brave in conception and epic in execution, this music wells from the same melancholic Nordic spring that feeds the likes of Sigur Rós & Supersilent, adding the folky, post rock influences of Mogwai and the electronic sound sculptures of Boards of Canada.