Canadian act Pulse Park is a freshly assembled crew who met on an Arctic expedition. With their “psycho-acoustic noise pop” sound, they deliver songs detailing “the cold, the dark, cod-liver oil, and the dinky Arctic hares”, providing a unique insight into a rare lifestyle. Pulse Park released a three song self-titled EP in May of 2020, featuring the song “Apollonian Heart”.
Pulse Park – Apollonian Heart
The chorus brings in both somber vocals and the lead guitar line from the intro, layering over each other without taking away from one another. The vocals bow out for an instrumental cycle before returning for the second verse. This time the vocals are joined by guitar harmonics subtly layered underneath, creating nice texture and contrast. The melancholy mood continues here, as the singer cryptically details his plight, doing so in such a way that the listener is not ever truly sure what gave him this sadness.
After a second chorus, the lead guitar hits a sustained note solo, letting each pitch ring out into searing oblivion, possibly with the use of an e-bow or some other sustain device. This provides a welcome break from the main sections of the song, which do lack something in variety. That is perhaps the only criticism; that the bulk of the song starts to feel a little flat with lack of variety. Still, the ending is powerful and final, bringing to a close a great first effort from a new band and leaving the listener looking forward to hearing more from these North Pole gents.
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