The Spinefishers have released their first official DVD. The video was shot during one of the latest gigs in the anticlub Ka-Ka-Ka. Since it is just a full bootleg shot with some extra materials added (photo galleries and backstage scenes), we never mean to distribute it widely (so much the less commercially). Just the band’s close friends and ardent fans. Though, anybody can still get a copy.
FOOL’S PARADISE REVISITED
This is a collection of songs from 2003 to 2007, and available free from the url provided, so I’d advise you check these Russian Goth/Industrial/Whatever merchants out because they have more than a fair few ravishing moments.
‘Intangible’ is a bewitching intro with mysterious but crisply inviting words over chiming, shimmering synth, then some guitar intercedes in the pleasantries to keep ’Daydream Diary’ rotating with linear energy, requiring tougher vocals from our chanteuse who narrows her eyes, and there’s a rich commercial attraction here as well with a brightly inquisitive chorus.
‘More Than…’ is just as moody but inventive in its simplicity where they allow such an empty sense of everything, with poetic streams of words and a sense of ease, but this is truncated sharply. ‘…All Pain And Laughter’ cascades over tumbling percussive spirals and a tugging swoosh of sound but again this stops short. ‘Guardian Angel’ is soft gothy pop spread out and full of thorns.
‘Aeons’ heats up with plinky percussion and a dour synth wash as a backdrop, like a saucy ambient take on Mission Impossible. ‘Eyes Of Grief’ is subdued but warm and lush, and beautifully interesting but again we have a switch to the starker, stiffer ‘Embrace Me’, skilfully edgy atmospheric music with more deviously delightful singing. ‘Fool’s Paradise Revisited’ has a maudlin traditional air but they quickly introduce the modern pain and confusion. ‘My Spirit’s Flight’ is gothic rock with icicles, and develops naturally as a melancholic attack. Musing fragrantly, ‘Vortex Interlude’ is quite wonderful transporting until some hideous guitar desecrates it, ‘Salvation’ does the doe-eyed Gawf Rock thing, and ‘Shattered 21’ gets to build in a deceptively echoey fashion, the synth a light snow storm, the sounds seeping away from you as you try to make sense of it all, but it’s like someone has whispered you a secret as you’re slowly waking and it will remain forever lost.
Haunting stuff, this.
We have been invited to take part in the Valentine’s day compilation that will be published by the Italian netlabel Ekleipsi in February. It will include the “best tracks about the dark side of love and romance”. For this sake we are preparing an exclusive version of one of our songs specially for this mix. Stay tuned!
Greetings! We are glad to say that we offer one more option for you to get instantly to the music of Spinefish. Now you can listen to and download our albums with pretty good quality and for free through Plays & Downloads. A kind of New Year’s present for all our fans. Enjoy!
This September has even surpassed my expectations as regards our publishing issues. I’ve recently contacted EnoughRecords and the result is the release of the bonus version of Fool’s Paradise. Well, I have spoken about what sort of a bonus it is previously. The “new album” is not really new and is not very much of an album. Rather a compilation of some early works. Anyways, it’s there, published under attribution-noncommercial-share alike CC license.
Impressed & inspired by the idea of free & legal music sharing I have recently uploaded some music of Spinefish on Jamendo, “a community of free, legal and unlimited music published under Creative Commons licenses.” So now you can listen and download our tracks from there without any limitations and a feeling of guilty conscience. Your stars (and reviews) are always welcome :) Well, first of all, it’s Fool’s Paradise EP of 2004. Now it comes with a bonus part that includes two tracks from Daydream Diary (single 2005) and four notable songs from Clandestine LP of 2003. The best opportunity to learn what early Spinefish was like as a one-moonling band. Other releases are Vortex and Fool’s Paradise Revisited that represent Spinefish as a sweet-sour fruit of creative collaboration.
I believe I will be publishing our newcoming releases there as well as I find the service to be one of the best of its kind.
Well, this is my first post here… I’ve been thinking about creating a video for Spinefish for a long time. Though I’ve got several ideas, I have no possibility of realizing them yet. A screensaver became the best form of visualization of my ideas at this point. It seemed to be the simplest way to combine the music and the video, and make the music absorbed not only by our ears but by eyes as well (as most of us are slaves of visual perception).
If you draw attention to the other side of our tangled world (that usually means just human relationships), you would see how touching and majestic nature is in its each display: whether it’s an ochre sunset or a cold seastorm. If you could have just a slight look at the earth from above, you would understand how small and lonely we are, moribund creatures of flesh in a great universe of stone, dust and vacuum.
The album Vortex is sheduled to be released on Ekleipsi in September. Ekleipsi is an Italitian label, offering dark music. Vortex was recorded, mixed and mastered in our now rebuilt and upgraded Hairslide Land’s Leas studio in May-July 2006, but hasn’t got enought distribution since then. We are sure our collaboration with Ekleipsi will make our work known, listened and appreciated by much more people, who love dark and obscure music.
Spinefish music is now available for download on 7digital indiestore.