IndieFest was great! It was our first time playing abroad, and it went really well. Despite unexpected Estonian heat, which propelled club's temperature to unbearable degree, there were people who listened to us! :D And they liked what they hear. We were featured in a couple blogs as one of highlights of the fest and that is both a great accomplishment and recognition for us.
Martin Laine of www.helilaine.ee put us as #2 of the best performances of IndieFest, and here's what he says:
In my previous article, I've already mentioned this group. Electronic and half-calm music isn't indicating that the main value of this group would come out from their live-performances, but band members really created a great live experience. Dominating bass-lines, originality and stylish songs + smile on the faces of the band members. Every louder and more intense rhythm left an enjoyable feeling because the music was structured really well. Somewhat dark, minor and psychedelic music may be the music of the future!
BalticScene.eu gives their own review:
Candee Train on the other hand are open to experimenting. That combined with their effortlessness and great musicianship created an enjoyable experience. The performance slowly grew more and more hypnotic. Inspirational elements from their influences (Radiohead, The Doors) developed further with personal musical touch and vision is what it takes to create fresh and alternative music. Candee Train’s sound is jazzy, especially percussions. Mysterious and psychedelic ambience from synths created a space to dwell in. They haven't quite managed to capture all that tension on their recordings yet but live was impressive.
"Far from Moscow” is a project designed to aggregate songs and sounds (i.e., texts and tunes) over a very wide area. We also release regular compilations, dedicated to varied genres and digital material that might otherwise go unnoticed.
These albums should help to slow the rate at which young and impressive performers move across the horizon. The same collections should also help to nurture new audiences, both at home and… far from Moscow.
The tracks on display - this time! - come from Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, and Uzbekistan. All were published during May and June 2013. Within each file you'll find photographic, geographic, and archival information concerning the artist or band in question.
We are mentioned in resourceful page named "Far From Moscow"
Check, what Californian readers now know about us:
A related happy-go-lucky style occurs in the recent material from Candee Train. From the outset this Lithuanian outfit tags itself as "loungecore." Serious relaxation is apparently under way. Likewise the band's miniature biography declares: "We've no idea why we make music... nor why we write these things [such as PR materials]." That lack of fidelity to any one stance or narrative style has led the Baltic press to catalog Candee Train's 2013 album "Hypnopompic Remixes" somewhat randomly as "psychedelic funk, psychedelic pop, noise pop," and so on.
Read more here.