Erki Pärnoja : Efterglow
LONDON Barbican / FreeStage (Level G)
Impressionistic guitar riffs, shimmering reverb, Estonia’s Erki Pärnoja creates a mellow, yet rough-hewn soundtrack to an imaginary movie – a highlight of this year’s Tallinn Music Week.
Estonian songwriter and multi instrumentalist Erki Pärnoja is well known
for his work as guitarist in the Estonian art-pop group “Ewert and The Two Dragons” - he now reveals a diverse and more alternative side of himself as a frontman and songwriter.
His unique Nordic touch, impressionist guitar soundscape and the high instrumental skills of the whole band brought him the Artist Award of this year's Tallinn Music Week Festival.
Ethereal grieving synthesizer sounds that blend with a distinctive cutting guitar sound, drowned in shimmering reverb - all this forms a musical genre which is best described as a cinematographic journey, a complex air between dream-pop and groovy guitar rock from the 70s. Acoustic, synthetic and mystical.
Erki Pärnoja – guitar
Jonas Kaarnamets – guitar
Filip Leyman – keyboards
Peedu Kass – bass, double bass
Kristjan Kallas – drums