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ARTIST
TITLE
Forst
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
KJ 015CD KJ 015CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/13/2006

"Forst is the companion piece to Naila which was the most recent album from blissful Austrians Mimi Secue. Written at the same time, both albums were envisaged as a set, a double pack if you will yet both have a very different sentiment. Forst showcases the slow, sentimental side of the band, and it absolutely excels on every level. With slowcore ballads to rival the masters of the genre Low, and gorgeous shoegazing soundscapes punctuated with tearful shimmering vocals that would make Slowdive shudder, they have come up with a something truly masterful. Also similar in structure to the recent album from Hälma, there seems to be something of a rebirth for slowcore indie in central Europe, but this is no negative thing -- these bands are doing it just right. From the orchestral cinematic opener 'Bekaen' to the gorgeous closing ballad 'Forst' each track is a pleasure to behold. This album comes as a huge recommendation and is an essential part of the Karate Joe catalogue. If you have any interest in any of the bands mentioned, or in good old fashioned heartfelt guitar ballads, check this now and you won't be disappointed."