WL//WH Track Of The Day: FAIENCE KNIFE “Н​а​п​р​а​с​н​о / In Vain”

Track Of The Day Faience Knife

Brand new single from the band Faience Knife based in the “Russia’s motor city” of Tolyatti, located on the left bank of the Volga river, awash in the band’s distinctive profoundly emotive Dream Pop, channeling the lush,  transcendental, and suspended shimmery sound aesthetic of early 4AD, possibly at times too akin, as in this case, enveloped in shadowy layers of 6-string-drenched Shoegaze haziness.

“Н​а​п​р​а​с​н​о” (In vain) is laced with introspective lyrics that explore the boundary between wishful thinking and reality through a lens of confusion and disappointment.

Beautifully emotional and dreamy, vocals float with sinuous spellbinding grace over finely embroidered shimmering and echoing ghostly textures, threaded by soft dragging drum patterns, oneiric fluorescent reverbs, entrancing psychedelic dizziness and winding flickers of glistening guitar melodies, to disentangle melancholy and angst into a sparkling foundation of hope.

The single is presented in 3 versions at different paces, I personally chose the ‘speed up’ one.

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