Release date: 02-04-2007
By: Nina Mende
If you want to listen to the sound of a Scandinavian winter land then you will
have to listen to this Album: “The Ghost you left behind” by Hearts of Black Science
Hearts of Black Science is an alternative electro-rock project which sounds
like melodic 80s syth-pop from Gothenburg, Sweden founded in the winter of November
in 2005 by Tomas Almgren (Synths/Beats/Effects) and Daniel Änghede (Vocals/Guitar/Bass).
Hearts of Black Science have been touring in the U.K several times and BBC radio
invited the Duo twice to perform live on air at shows such as Gideon Coe and
Tom Robinson. Their debut album was released on April 2nd, it has also been
released in Japan as a special edition by Quince Records and
Broken Silence released the album in Germany on July 20th. They also have two
singles out already: Driverlights and Empty city lights
But let me tell you more about the album:
As I said, it sounds like a typical Scandinavian winter, but not in a depressive
way. No, the album of Hearts of Black Science gives you hope and love in a melancholic
way. The album starts out with a song which is not only called Snowfall but
also makes you think of the snow how it is falling and you walking through it
thinking of a beloved one. And this is how it goes on with every song. Miles
for example made me think of driving through the middle of nowhere on my way
to see somebody I really like, revolvers makes you appear the wolve in front
of your inner eye and so on.
Actually you don’t even have to listen to the lyrics too carefully, you
can tell by the sound what this song is about. I don’t have one favorite on
this album, but I like all of them as much as the other. What an amazing album.
I have never heard anything like that before. When you listen to the album it
feels like you can touch and see the emotions Daniel and Tomas put into it.
This is the perfect music for dark and cold winternights, or for a rainy day.
So take your lover by the hand and check out the Hearts of Black Science.
04. Walking With The Sun
05. To Kill The Ghost You Left Behind
06. Empty City Lights
07. In A Park
08. Fading Evening Star