Pia Fraus – Empty Parks is available at Bandcamp.
by Walter Price
Estonian Shoegaze veterans, Pia Fraus, recently dropped their latest Dreampop masterclass, the ‘Empty Parks’ LP. Each of the 11 vinettes, soundtrack ready and primed to whisk you away. You’ll find unmistakable highlights with the post-punk gem “Love Sports”, the Chapterhouse reminiscent “Paper Flower Projects”, the dreamy jangle and synthscapes of “Sweet Sunday Snow”, and their recent single and lead track, “Hidden Parks”.
This release, an intricate track with its ethereal melody and lush harmonies, will no doubt remind fans of the band’s 2008 track “Springsister” from their ‘After Summer’ LP. And it’s an ideal gateway song into this spellbinding album. Stream it and the full LP below.
Band photo by Joosep Volk / PR by Shameless Promotion
Eve Komp – vocals, synth
Kärt Ojavee – synth
Rein Fuks – guitar, vocals, synth, tambourine, shaker
Reijo Tagapere – bass
Joosep Volk – drums, electronic percussions
Kristel Eplik – back vocals
All songs were written and arranged by Rein Fuks
Recorded by Rein Fuks at Seksound Studio, Tallinn, Estonia.
Synths and electronic percussions recorded at the country house, Loe village, Estonia.
Drums, acoustic guitars and some electric guitars recorded by Erko Niit at Neat Beat Studio, Pärnu, Estonia.
Mixed by John McEntire at Soma Electronic Music Studios, Nevada City, CA, USA.
Produced by John McEntire, Rein Fuks, Lauri Liivak.
Mastered by Lauri Liivak at Peeter Salmela Studio, Tallinn, Estonia, and Lauri Liivak Mastering Studio, Pärnu, Estonia.
Artwork by Kaarel Vahtramäe