Malady have premiered their epic 23 minute single ‘Nurja Puoli’ of which they say, “Modern music consumption isn’t built for looking at trees or wandering through mazes. We live in a culture of straight lines and constant motion. Malady ask that you opt out, reclaim your time, and slow the fuck down for once. Trust me, it’s worth it.”
The track is taken from side 2 of Malady’s upcoming record ‘Toinen Toista’ that is due out via Svart Records on March 30th.
Malady’s eponymous debut album was a deserved underground hit, a beautifully realised piece of original Finnish progressive rock which had its roots very strongly in the sound of the early 70s and achieved cult approval. The second album from the quintet, ‘Toinen Toista’, out in March 2018, pushes their boundaries further than ever before.
Composed and arranged as a collaborative piece by the band, ‘Toinen Toista’ has layers upon layers that captivate and entrance you, permitting more details to be discovered with each listen. Their sound is glazed with the kind of home-grown syrupy finish only vintage Scandinavian Prog Rock can offer, but is combined with wondrous melodies that feel truly timeless. Lyricist and drummer for Malady, Juuso Jylhänlehto, has said “this album is open to many interpretations and laden with symbolism, but at its core lays the basic questions of being human and the transient nature of things.” These are subjects that have been explored since time immemorial, yet ones that continue to be reflected on in new ways by Malady.For those that take the pleasurable dive into deciphering the symbolism, queries, and complex melodies that make up Malady, the bands live displays will only intrigue you more as they are also due to set out on tour late Spring of 2018, so stay tuned.