New sonic impulses…
25 September 2019
Who: Firewoodisland is the alias of Bristol based Norwegian/Welsh multi-instrumentalists and songwriters Stian Vedøy and Abi Eleri. Their emotive and dynamic vocal harmonies together with the morphing of organic and digital instruments creates an atmospheric soundscape that is moving yet striking
Track: HOLLOW COVES – third single the duo’s 2nd self-titled LP out in 2020.
The song “is about reaching the point of having nothing left to give and meeting someone
with a fresh perspective who breathes new life into those empty places. It acts as a reminder that we’re not made to do life by ourselves” said the band in a chat with PopMatters
Score: This duo sounds like they’re living in a sort of fantasy land where everything illuminates and shines brightly. Their multi-layered harmonies remind me of Cocteau Twins‘ sonic promenades, otherworldly and spiritual. This is aural pleasure with a soothing and softening effect. Press play and start dreaming here…