Kristian Harding is a solo artist from Denmark that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of Western lo-fi pop music, Mali blues and avant garde folk music and this is a review of his 2015 album "Summer Of Crush" which was released by Exile On Mainstream.
Acoustic guitars which use finger picking start off the album along with some clean singing vocals that also gives the music more of a neo folk feeling and when synths and programmed beats are added onto the recording they bring in a touch of 80's synth pop into t he songs that they are utilized on.
After awhile the acoustic guitars start utilizing more full chords and all of the tracks sound different from each other and there is also a brief use of ambient style drones and when the music gets more distorted it brings in a touch of post and indie rock along with a brief use of electric guitars while some songs also bring in a small amount of psychedelic elements and one of the later tracks adds in a small amount of metal influenced riffing.
Kristian Harting creates another recording that takes Western lo-fi, mali music, avant garde folk and mixes it in with touches of psychedelia, post, indie rock and metal to create an album that is very hard to classify, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark, depressive and shamanistic themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Kristian Harding and if you are a fan of experimental rock and neo folk, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Traveller" "How High" "Digging Up graves" and "Soul Sister". 8 out of 10.