“This one is about my weaknesses, solitude, pain and defencelessness which get revealed by winter.”
In ‘Snow (again)’ Yuto Uchino proves himself to be a landscape painter whose medium is sound. The eerie cold synth lines evoke the feeling of snow on a heavy heart as Uchino’s tender melancholic voice coos through the mix like winter wind through the trees. When the beat drops it’s a moment of catharsis and self-realisation; a kaleidoscopic light shining through the desolate snow-covered earth; a moment of internal epiphany made external through Yuto’s expressionistic production nous. In two minutes Yuto conveys the dichotomous effect of external beauty on a weary and vulnerable soul, making for a poignant and clever piece of music that befits its creator’s ever expanding artistry.
About The fin.
The fin. are a group comprised of Yuto Uchino (vocals and synths), Ryosuke Odagaki (guitar), and Kaoru Nakazawa (drums / bass). To date, they’ve performed to thousands of rapturous fans worldwide at major festivals including Fuji Rock, SXSW and The Great Escape. In 2015, they released their debut UK EP Night Time through Lost In The Manor. Last year’s Through The Deep EP was a cleverly refined follow-up and it prefaced their decision to move to London that autumn. Their tenure here has seen them develop themselves artistically through collaborations writing, recording, and touring with a wealth of British artists and producers like Brad Spence, All We Are, Circa Waves, Last Shadow Puppets, Petite Noir and many more. Praise has built quickly around the group and they’ve achieved over two million Spotify plays for their stylish Europhile blend of synth-pop, chillwave and dream-pop, complete with English lyrics addressing universal themes of everyday uncertainties. The Pale Blue/Afterglow vinyl was released on September 6th, followed by a supporting act for MEW in Tokyo and a UK tour in October with KOYO.
Listen to Snow below:
“Waves of synths wash across the record, while swirling, reverb-heavy guitars create its undercurrent” CMU Approved
“Their xx-meets-Jon Hopkins ambience sees The fin.’s cinematic tendencies take the fore” DIY
“Featuring symphonic arpeggios, minimalist instrumentation and spaced-out vocals, The fin. truly capture a quiet euphoria” Earmilk
“A mesmeric ebb and flow” Little Indie Blogs