Sinine's music surely is art and comes from deep within. It is heartfelt, honest and deep, and of course therefore it is an entertaining journey to travel through the songs," says Accession Records chairman Adrian Hates, who signed Sinine to release their debut album "Butterflies". "Butterflies" is an honest concept album by Mauno Meesit and his band Sinine. Meesit has worked for five years to complete this album, and is sure he’s achieved the results he was after.
Every sound and melody is carefully selected to express and describe a certain place, an atmosphere, the people and memories from his past. Besides the vocals sung and instruments played by Meesit himself, also a cellist and a violin player were engaged in the studio sessions, and several talented singers performed additional vocals. The eight works on this record form a single big narrative, indexed at eight key moments of change. Each song can stand alone, but for the full effect they must be played consecutively, from the beginning to the end.
In addittion, Meesit has mixed together his photos and paintings to create an inlay sleeve illustration for every song, providing even more links and symbols to be discovered. Sinine merge deep atmospheres with a distinctly northern sound, crafting music that can be both warmly comforting as well as powerfully raging. There is something magical about Meesit's musical handwriting and creations, something that grabs you and won’t let go. Pop music has rarely sounded so heartfelt, meaningful and timeless.
With Sinine, Mauno Meesit is writing an autobiographical book — a book of music, sound and time inspired by life itself. It was fall 2003 when Meesit, after having played guitar in several experimental and rock bands, started searching for ways of making more personalized music. In addition to playing guitar, he started experimenting with electronic music, and his solo project Sinine (the Estonian word for "blue") was born. Today Sinine is a band with powerful and expressive live shows.
Talented musicians beside Mauno Meesit are Andre Pichen on guitars and Liisa Hirsch on keyboards. Working in unison as Sinine, they have made several collaborations with guest musicians. Less than a year from their first show they have already shared stages with acts like Diary of Dreams, The Birthday Massacre, Noisuf-X, Forgotten Sunrise, and others. The album "Butterflies" was released on September 18th, 2009 on the prominent German label Accession Records.
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