Now finished they will be released this year. Finland’s Husky Rescue took shape in the early 21st century, as Marko pulled together 20-odd musician pals to record. Since that initial gathering, the project has only picked up speed. Between 2004 and 2010, Husky Rescue has released three full-length albums and a remixes/rarities compilation, as well as a plethora of singles and EPs. Across these albums one sees the growth of Marko's skill, from a young artist honing his craft to a man who knows exactly where he is going. Hard to place into any easy genre classification but unique and beautiful, Husky Rescue’s sound reconstitutes pieces of alt.
country, depressive disco, and pop into an incomparably distinctive, cinematic universe, laced with lyrics of love delivered with a longing melancholy. Husky Rescue’s debut album, ‘Country Falls’, hit stores in October of 2004. It remains their most barebones and thoroughly chill album, opening on an adorable ode to a sleepy kitten and culminating with the uplifting tale of a good man. The cinematic sceneries found on the debut were further expanded onto 2007’s ‘Ghost is Not Real’ which turned up the sonic experimentation and detailed production without sacrificing the catchy, pop aesthetic. Heavily featuring Jari Salo, the quirky visionary behind Pepe Deluxé and a long-time friend of Marko's, Ship of Light was released in January of 2010.
All of these albums were consistently met by positive reviews in Pitchfork, Tiny Mix Tapes, Allmusic, Q, Uncut, NME, The Times, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph (Album of the Week), Mojo, Artrocker, Clash, Sunday Times (CD of the Week) and musicOMH, amongst others. With Marko at the helm, having commanded a collaborative supporting cast that made up a who's who of the Helsinki music scene, Husky Rescue's instrumentals have become increasingly orchestrated, yet remain perfectly executed. Nothing is ever overplayed or out of place, the music settling in great relief into the vocals. From the beginning, digital illustrator Kustaa Saksi has crafted the visual side of the project, perfectly capturing the mood with his detailed yet minimalist style, reminiscent of the ukiyo-e paintings and masking-based comic style of Japan. Husky Rescue have performed on the stages of Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, Austin City Limits. They've toured extensively in the UK and Europe, and played select shows in North America. www.husky-rescue.com www.facebook.com/huskyrescueofficial www.myspace.com/huskyrescue Vocals: Johanna Kalén Guitar: Antony Bentley Keys: Marko Nyberg Read more on Last.fm.
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