PETER HAYDEN/WE FLY HIGH MUSIC VIDEO 2017
Visual magick performed by Jonne Pitkänen with his all-analog self-crafted gear.
Finnish meta-rocking freebirds Mr. Peter Hayden, now referring to themselves just by their PH-insignia, are back with a new album. Their fourth full-length Eternal Hayden will be released through Svart Records on March 10th 2017. Release will be celebrated by a tour in Scandinavia in March and rest of Europe in Fall 2017.
“This album is all about letting go and achieving, reaching something more after giving up everything. It is a guide to spiritual growth, ascension and overall progression towards freedom. At the same time it is a pre-written vision coming true aptly depicting our journey as a band and a spiritual entity.”
Eternal Hayden is the capstone, not only for their discography so far, but also for their whole existence. Their return from the voyage through trilogy of albums exploring the depths of mind, time and dimensions finally to reveal what it was all about. This album is everything they have ever done before and fair share of what they are going towards in the future, but performed in a manner none of the earlier albums were. It’s as much a return to the time before the trilogy as it is a brand new start, the future and the past.
“The trilogy started as an experiment, but became an experience as we were caught within it. In the end it also become a guide for others to go through the same journey and to gain what we have gained. And only after reaching the archdimension we were able to write and perform this album. Also being born again we felt obligated to simplify our name from “mr. peter hayden” to the PH-monogram, which we have used as our insignia for over 15 years already.”
This is something new lurking between the petrified genre definitions and still merely the first step down the group’s path to be cleared.
It felt so good to put on Death Hawks‘ Sun Future Moon for the first time and be completely blindsided by its serene psychedelic ritualizing. The Finnish four-piece reveled in classic progressive methods, and where it would’ve been so easy for songs like “Hey Ya Sun Ra” or “Dream Life, Waking Life” to come across as pretentious, the naturalism in the recording gave the band’s third album such a liquefied flow that it was impossible not to be swept up by it until, at last, “Friend of Joy” launched into and beyond a peaceful stratosphere in spaced-out ambience. My first exposure to the group and their first outing for Svart, it’s a record so textural and so graceful that it seems to unfurl itself more each time through
Death Hawks: Dream Life, Waking Life (Official Music Video) 2016
Sammal is that good old friend you’ve never met. Free from the confines of a scene or part of any genre wave, like the wild moss their name translates to. They have conjured a rare album, quite of its own but nostalgic in only the best way. A band that manages to capture a sense of golden moments in Finnish music, naturally and without pretensions. Vocals that soar confidently and warmly with beautiful lyrics which, though sung entirely in Finnish, are entirely relatable due to the passion in the voice and beauty of the compositions, made more arcane by the sentiments the sound evokes. Lyrics translated inside the booklet are a magic discovery of a band that inspires more about their culture and heart than most well known Finnish bands today.