Track Review

Wanheda – Akathisia

The newest track of Belgian six-piece band Wanheda truly is alive. While listening, the track grows like a plant that first reaches its fragile sprout towards the sun, and as it grows, there are several elements added, giving the tune depth and meaning, until it reaches a pivotal moment where it’s do or die.

I am really fascinated by the progression of “Akathisia”. Refering to a movement disorder characterized by a subjective feeling of inner restlessness accompanied by mental distress and an inability to sit still, the track contains these calm moments which are consumed by these outbursts of raw energy.

Whoever of you guys out there are playing an instrument know that special goosebump feel when the track you’re playing develops a life of its own. It doesn’t happen very often that I get that feel as a listener, but this tune does the trick. What is calm and floating in one moment, erupts in a ton of raw energy which doesn’t feel uncontrolled, but rather untamed. And it’s connected to what I’d like to call “giving in melancholy”. This is how to connect feelings to sound, folks.

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Florian Maier

Owner of kms reviews. Drummer. Sound explorer. Music enthusiast. Critic. Writer. Husband. Father. All stacked up in 1.88 m, 80 kg.

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