Heligoland: Palomino

Experienced dreampop act, Heligoland, return with their first album in a little over a decade. This Quiet Fire is once again produced by the band's frequent collaborator, Robin Guthrie of The Cocteau Twins, who was also behind the band's previous album, All Your Ships Are White from 2010, and the triplet of EPs which followed; Bethmale (2012), Sainte Anne (2013) and Coriallo (2017).

Harnessing their pristine perception of dreampop and slowcore sounds, Heligoland stand firmly at shoegaze's atmospheric and ethereal side, bringing up memories of the nineties, and acts like Galaxy 500, Slowdive and Low.

This Quiet Fire lays out Heligoland's competence and their skilled musicianship, composed of ten tracks, all warm and delicate in nature, keenly delivered and impeccably constructed. The album strikes as one of the most realized artistic efforts in the band's twenty-plus year-long path, and it's undoubtedly one of the freshest things the genre has to offer currently.

Heligoland were formed in Melbourne, Australia and go back as far as 1999. Their creative core is composed of Karen Vogt (vocals, guitars, keyboards) and Steve Wheeler (bass, guitars, keyboards), and their spark is evidently alight and bright.

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