Some of the best new music is coming from the north lately. And when we say the north, we mean the north of the entire world. Not, like, Yorkshire or somewhere. Pinkunoizu are from Copenhagen, Denmark, so they fit neatly into that category, but that’s about the only one.
Their Peep EP, a limited 12″ released through Full Time Hobby, crosses so many musical boundaries you just have to forget the idea of music making sense. Even more impressive is that it does so with only three tracks. Opener ‘Time Is Like A Melody’ ushers you into their expansive sound quite perfectly, and laughs in the face of anyone who might label them unaccessible, all swathed in melody and loopy goodness as it is. Second track ‘Everything Is Broken Or Stolen’ came to life as a long jam, and certain moods will have you wishing it rushed right past the eight minute mark with its addictive, mesmeric groove. Finally, 11-minute epic closer ‘Dairy Queen’ seems initially sparse and wonderfully atmospheric, and then continues to tear at your consciousness with a swirling psychedelic pick’n’mix of what the band call the sound of “global connectedness”. This is experimental music at its peak.
It’s fair to say that the Peep EP has got us more than excited for the album, set to follow next year. Meanwhile, check out the video for ‘Time Is Like A Melody’, below:
From Joe Abbitt.