Next month Tallinn shoegaze dream pop outfit Pia Fraus are set to release their first album in almost ten years, Field Ceremony. Until re-surfacing in late 2016 with the stunning psych tinged ‘Autumn Winds’, the last recording they’d produced was the 2008 synth pop infused release Summer Sun. As you would expect from the new album boasts all the hypnotically infectious elements that bring the best traditions of the aforementioned together and is a thoroughly thrilling ride. In an interview with Spanish blog The Blog That Celebrates Itself earlier this year, chief songwriter Rein Fuks suggested it would be their best album and nothing on here gives any suggestion he is wrong.
A number of singles have already been released in the lead up and the latest is the space laden album opener ‘It’s Over Now’. A deliberative steady beat and smooth repetitive bass tones are enjoined by atmospheric synths and a mixture of signature effects driven pitch-bends and bright and wiry guitar flourishes while the hazy vocal harmonies of twin vocalists Eve Komp and Fuks have never sounded better. Listen to ‘It’s Over Now’ along with previous singles ‘Never Again Land’ and the album closer ‘That’ Not All’ below. Also appearing on the album is the aforementioned ‘Autumn Winds’, that’s their too. Field Ceremony is out on vinyl on October 16 in Europe and Japan here on Seksound and Vinyl Junkie Records respectively and here three days earlier through Shelflife in North America.