Do you like the feeling of having a vivid nightmare poured into your eerie earholes? You bet your ass you do! And, there’s no better band out there to make that a reality than Icelandic darkwave geniuses Kælan Mikla.
Comprised of eight tracks, Kælan Mikla’s eponymous U.S. debut (released through MVD Entertainment and Toronto-based Artoffact Records) is filled with haunting melodies, ethereal vocals (though they can posses downright punk rock power when it’s required), and ambient soundscapes a plenty; but their main bread and butter sounds as if Gary Numan composed a rock opera around Dracula… doesn’t get better than that cats n’ creeps, believe you me!
All horrific hyperbole aside; this is some serious marvelously moody music, and the heady blend of Laufey Soffía Þórsdóttir on vocals, Sólveig Matthildur Kristjánsdóttir on synths and percussion, and Margrét Rósa Dóru-Harrysdóttir on bass is absolutely irresistible and essential autumnal listening (or for when you are trying to conjure autumn in your fevered lil’ brain).
I strongly urge you lascivious lovelies to pick up Kælan Mikla (which you can do right here); it’s a wickedly witchy dose of arcane audio and it deserves your attention!