Pinkshinyultrablast - Umi (Club AC30) 
Pinkshinyultrablast - Umi

Release Date: 10th November 2014

I'm not sure I have ever reviewed a band from St. Petersburg but I'm all over multi-national musical influences and the beauty of the internet is that I can bring it to your door or, more usefully, your ears. Music is generally unappreciated by doors. The wonderfully named Pinkshinyultrablast are St. Petersburg folk ad their new single, 'Umi', is a strained, drawn out piece of dream-pop that builds like a sunset creeping over the horizon in the morning only to erupt in a blast of light made up of rolling drums, sliding guitars and a bass that rumbles persistently on in the background. This is music inspired by insular thoughts being released in to a wide open landscape to roam free and stretch their legs for the first time. Sublime stuff indeed and another reason for me to visit St. Petersburg someday. Oh, and this tune has one of the longest, most euphoric held note fade outs I've ever experienced or heard.

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