Monday, June 21, 2010

Black Rose Trick

Trudging through the gloomy afterglow of the late 80's-early 90's noise pop movement,  made popular by droning dreamers like Joy Division, Cocteau Twins, The Jesus and Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine, are four Scandinavian shoegazers known as Black Rose Trick.

Trine Berg (vocals) and Jacob Falk (Keys, Guitar) started the project in 2007 and recently completed their pre-debut record EP, How to Handle an Eel, after three years of tears. The new EP bleeds emotion, but is tamed by a steady tourniquet of dreamy, pedal heavy guitar effects and gloomy melodies. Trine Berg's haunting vocals-- half eerie, half heavenly-- are heroin for the ears. One bump is all it will take before you are mainlining the rest of the record, pupils dilating in a drowsy pool of Mazzy Star nostalgia.

Despite the decline of "Shoegazing" artists in the late 90's, this emotionally driven, rainy day genre of music still has a wide range of listeners around the world. While the music often seems to be tailored to tear jerking indie flicks and shocking anti-drug PSA's, the raw emotion, warmth, and despair involved in each note is heavily desired in an industry riddled in corporate pop and manufactured minstrels.  It's only a matter of time before Denmark's nu (gaze) group enters the star stickered iPods of America's youth and teaches them how to feel again.

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