REVIEW by ZAK SLOMAN
Earlier this year, experienced musicians Jan Petersen and Marco BØgehØj decided to further develop the melodic noise rock sound that has already given them much success in their native Denmark, and ‘Knives Of The Sun’, the duo’s debut release as Me & Munich, is the result.
While the sound remains relatively melodic, energetic, and uncomplicated, it is clear throughout the five tracks that a few tweaks have been made, for example, the two-piece have taken a fresher approach towards their songwriting, and are better able to combine elements of post-rock, noise rock, and ambient rock to create tunes that are more cohesive, atmospheric, and better guaranteed to get the toes tapping.
These are ably aided by a vocal delivery that is a clearer representation of the lyrical content, dealing with the complexities of the human psyche, and can also compliment the musical compositions with further ease.
All in all, ‘Knives Of The Sun’ is not the perfect EP, however, it provides a more effective showcase of how Jan and Marco have matured as musicians and songwriters since their last release, and it will be interesting to see where they go next.
TOP TRACK: ‘Knives Of The Sun’
FURTHER INFO ON THE EP, AND ME & MUNICH, CAN BE FOUND HERE.