Release Date: Feb 28, 2012
Record label: Splendour
Genre(s): Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
Finland is not historically known for its fondness of krautrock, even less so in producing bands who purvey the component elements in their music. The emergence of K-X-P and now Siinai's first full-length release, Olympic Games, means that there will be at least two exceptions, however. The album's title is important, as it points toward the tricky, shifting concept of the concept itself.
This Finnish outfit barely has a year of existence behind it, but that apparently is no deterrent in making a full-length album. Pity, really, because maybe with a little more time to percolate, the ideas here would be multi-dimensional. Instead, a flat, underdeveloped vibe prevails. The quartet has been hailed as some sort of neo-Krautrock messiah, but it’s more like Enigma trying to sound dark.