An Artist’s Impression Of Music

‘Buildings’, the first single off Fuyuko’s Fables’ debut EP, is an absolute delight. Driven by a wonderfully archaic sounding drum beat with a dash of reverb encasing the vocals, the song sounds like the younger sibling to Bon Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago. There’s something very special about this group – their sound is crisp, gentle and sincere, achieving the perfect balance between reflection and observation. Their songs build upon winding vocal melodies, tensile guitar rhythms and disciplined harmonies, before climaxing on the perfect monumental axis. The relatively new Wellington five-piece are the latest to join a talented line-up of local folk icons, alongside Seth Frightening, Wet Wings and The Body Lyre. The group is Scott Maynard (bass/lead vocals), Al Green (drums/vocals),¬†Jeremy Hunter (guitar/vocals), Matt Maynard (drums/vocals) and Mike Isaacs (bass/ clarinet/vocals).¬† This is the best debut EP of 2011 – download Fuyuko’s Fables’ EP now from Bandcamp (name your price).

Artwork by Becky Routley

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