November 30, 2015

Grus Paridae: "Passes By" b/w "Inheritance of Devotion"

Grus Paridae, a Finnish progressive rock duo, released an ambitious single. Passes By is a subtle, cinematic tune slowly evolving into a ahowcase for harmonizing and double-tracked violin (by guest player Jarno Koivunen) taking on the old school guitar solo. The B-side Inheritance of Devotion sounds a bit mote contemporary, but is marred by some ill-advised vocal effects.

Petteri Kurki and Rami Turtiainen are both multi-instrumentalists, taking turns on the vocals, guitar, bass, synths & programming. The single sounds great, but they have to find their own version of prog to make them stand out.

Passes By b/w Inheritance of Devotion is a self-released single.

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