2017-11-29 06:03:47 UTC
Kode Maya are an alternative-indie duo from Österbotten, Finland, comprised of.Henrik Sundström and Sebastian Jacobson.
The project started in 2014 as a one-time-fuzzrock-session, but eventually turned into a band with a more softer sound. In the Spring of 2016 their self-titled debut album was released, all songs recorded like poor musicians recorded in the old days, on a Tascam 4-track Recorder. A month later Loophole Factory EP came out, a more loopier lofi-sounding EP. A year later, Kode Maya's second album, ʼSkahftung, Baby!ʼ Was released. This time the 4-track was left at home, but the rest of the gear was brought to a small cottage in south of Österbotten, a little village called Skaftung. The whole album was written and recorded in two weeks.
In the summer of 2017, Kode Maya decided to work on just a couple of songs for two months, and see what happens when youʼre not in a hurry. The result is the newly released single ʼMosquito/Surrenderʼ. Kode Maya is a nostalgic duo, always using references from the music and culture that was popular during their upbringing, or even before. Hopefully not done in obvious ways, references from everything from Deftones, Steely Dan, Beastie Boys and Thin Lizzy, to old Swedish television shows can be heard on the new tracks. The skilled drummer Daniel Hjerppe was hired to play and record the drums. All the other instruments are handled by Henrik and Sebastian.
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