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Heinali and Matt Finney - Conjoined

Gisty   (56 reviews)

Posted: 01/02/2011 | Comments: 6 | Rate:

For a bit of background, the duo of Heinali and Matt Finney began years ago with both of them living in different contries and meeting online. Finney was a musician & poet from the now defunct group Finneyerkes, while Heinali spent his time as aminimalist composer, and music producer in Ukraine. I easily spent over 30 minutes searching through their discography and trying to find out as much as I could in relation to the group. The ambient, experimental, & noise oriented team managed to release multiple Ep's this year with this being the most recent at the end of November.

I had no idea what to expect from this listen before pressing play, only just what I had read and saw from the previous material. What I knew for sure was I felt a bit overwhelmed on how to clasify this sound when the musicial journey began. The fact that Heinali & Finney can even collaborate with this much success being so far away from each other is amazing to me. I don't believe i've ever heard something so powerful in such a short time before. If you have had the pleasure of listening to them before you will know their material is mostly musical or instrumental. The only vocals found with this product are Finney's spoken word which in it's placement helps build up the music. One thing is for sure, and that is this material could easily be placed in a vast array of film with well received appeal.

I feel certain listeners would interpret this and the rest of the duo's releases differently, but I love how dark and sometimes hopeless Conjoined comes off. I was taken back by how this release will wrap you up with something so beautiful and ambient, but be so dark and hopeless at the same time. The sound they achieved is impressive with waves of keyboard,drums, and the spoken words by Finney tying it all together. Sometimes I just liked the buildup to the vocals with constant effects and electronic sounds. While im not suprised that I enjoyed this so much after it was finished, it was something different for me that I am not used to like I said before. With Conjoined, Heinali and Matt Finney were successful in giving a curious listener something different to enjoy.

Would reccomend for fans of ambient, experimental, noise, electronica, or post rock.

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many thanks for the kind review. sorry for replying so late. really behind on things. we're working on the new record and we hope all of you guys will love it. be on the look out for it from Paradigms Recordings in march/april. take care!

matt
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first of all ,great review im a big fan of these guys and you nailed it down. good job!

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