While it's undeniable that Moscow-based band Human Tetris take the skeletal desolation of Joy Division very seriously, they also come off as more optimistic. Filtering sunrays through gorgeous guitar lines and propulsive bass. The vocals are delivered in an ominous baritone, but light moments creep in. It's a hard balancing act, but they pull it off. Their album Happy Way in the Maze of Rebirth is out right now for free. If you like your music brittle but with a lot of heart, it's certainly worth a download.
February 10, 2012