Postures

Album: Halucinda (SWE 2016)
CD / Cat. No. WIS-3030
LP / Cat. No. WIS-3529

"Halucinda" is the promising second album by Swedish heavy progressive rock quintet POSTURES. The young band and their distinctive singer Paulina Nyström delivers a sophisticated and rousing gem. The diversity of their usually longer songs ranges from gloomy and hypnotic elements to heavy riffs with complex rhythms to deepest melancholy.

Conceptually "Halucinda" is a journey to the 1970s, in the spheres of Pink Floyd or Yes, but with more modern influences like Mars Volta or The Gathering. The album provides a cross-genre timelessness. With the necessary sonority, Nyström´s crystal clear voice forms a dominant thread, delicate and alluring like Björk, Portishead and simultaneously with the power of Blues Pills.


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Album: Postures (SWE 2013)
CD / Cat. No. WIS-3019
LP / Cat. No. WIS-3517

The Swedish band POSTURES's release is both ambitious and mature in its presentation. It is multi-faceted, cross-genre and with a lot of love to the detail. Only insiders have heard about POSTURES because it is their debut album; 9 songs (50 min) melt from unexpected 2 min. interludes, floating ballads, "Big Riff Rock" numbers and a 13 minute instrumental Space Trip together to an intense sound spectacle.

Very well produced, the album is conceptually clearly an attribute to the early 1970s, with the spirit of Pink Floyd, Yes, Can, Doors and Jefferson Airplane. In addition to the impressive and dynamic vocals of Paulina Nyström, a mighty psychedelic-progressive orchestra taking its time to explore soundscapes with all the ups and downs in a dramatic way, atmospheric, hypnotic, sometimes experimental, but also very intense, with punchy hardrock rhythm, heavy guitar riffs, fuzzed-out solos and floating Hammond Organ vibes.

Postures was formed in 2009 and can be admired live on stage with this album. Due to their individuality it is quite difficult to come up with direct comparisons to other bands. However, fans of Portishead and The Gathering who love the violent, progressive element in Mars Volta and appreciate the dynamic sonority of the 1970s, should listen very carefully to this one!


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