By Lisa Waugh
On their third album, Tehnoloogiline Päike sets out to make an album as varied as their individual fingerprints. From the meditative “This Means Wars” to the lost track from the Blade Runner soundtrack “So Many Days,” the record crackles with strange excitement.
There’s so much packed into the seven tracks. There’s the prayerful “Remember Me” and the ‘80s Saturday morning cartoon hero theme “Redemption.” You’d expect to hear “Exit” during the end credits of a Juliette Binoche film.
Technological Sun, a literal translation of the band’s name, is as funky and sparkling as it’s unique. Perhaps this is due to the addition of a new member. Evar Anvelt and Mihkel Kõrvits are joined by Hannaliisa Uusma. She adds a brightness to the duo’s sound.
The Estonian group has evolved over the last two albums. Their maturity is evident. They’ve learned not to be afraid to be bold, to spice up traditional music with experimental an electronic or cinematic application.
Tehnoloogiline Päike are out to make a mark. They have already achieved that.
Hannaliisa Uusma – Featured Member
Fantastic Planet Records studio
Technological Sun Tracklisting:
A01 This Means War
A02 Breaking It
A03 So Many Days
A04 If I Just Die
B03 Remember Me