“Finally I have opted as headliner with Haleiwa, Mikko Singh’s one-person project. Musician from Stockholm who on July 5 released the album Cloud Formations. With the Morr Music label we can already see that it is an electronic and guitar record that is not traditional”.
Thanks to Escafandrista Musical for highlighting ‘Cloud Formations’ and choosing ‘Crossroads’ as the first track in their Top September 2019 list. Read the full text here.
New Haleiwa T-shirts just arrived. Thanks to Atte Nykänen for the design and Mikaela Tyrväinen for the photo. T-shirts are 200 SEK + shipping. Available in sizes M and L, Gildan brand. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for orders.
“An album where the guitars move away to give way to a more experimental approach. It has that great air that rock bands of the Morr Music label distilled, where electronics are rich in flavors and rock sounds more evolved”.
“A transverse album, at times dense (Foggy), sometimes sparkling and kraut (Crossroads) or intimate, full of passion and troublemaker (HKI-97) …”.
“It is a good marriage of sounds and melodies, of different shades that is a great summer travel companion”. New review by Escafandrista Musical, muchas gracias! Read the full review here.
“On his third album he lets a fresh wind blow through his sound. Sometimes the wind blows a little harder when the guitars are hit hard. The echoing melodies and the dull voice make you experience the nine tracks as a kind of intoxication, with the highlight being ‘Crossroads'”. “Cloud Formations” is therefore a cleverly chosen title. Singh builds his guitar-driven songs like a cloud: foggy because the raw edge is never far away, but also floating in the air because it always has a dreamy undertone”. New review by the greatmusic magazina Gonzo (circus) Read the full review in Dutch here.
“The deliberate lo-fi tone of the guitar lines and vocal will lead Haleiwa to freakfolk waters once, while massive analog electronics will bring a distinctive gust of eighty inspiration to Singh’s third solo album” “…the follower of the Styrofoam legacy or the Acher brothers’ series (from Lali Puna to Ms. John Soda) sounds more than promising”. New Cloud Formations review by Czech Kulturní Magazín UNI. Read the full review in Czech here.
“The retro sound of Mikko Singh aka Haleiwa from Stockholm is really pretty stale and yet so pleasantly contemporary. Cloud Formation (Morr) is a super-likeable blend of very late and definitely not minimalistic Dark Wave and Shoegaze”. Nice Cloud Formations review by Groove Magazin.