Heatherwood // FYR
Maksim and Darya are two eighteen year olds that spend their days crafting dream pop gems in their central Russian city of Novosibirsk. Their music, recorded under the name under the name Heatherwood, is a product of their loves: 80’s scandinavian aesthetics, old analogue synths, japanese toy keyboards, and each other. Their bedrooms have echoed dreamy melodies since the beginning of 2012. The young couple’s debut EP, ‘FYR’ (meaning ‘light’ in Swedish), brims with youthful candor. Now, the future of Heatherwood, and perhaps the pair’s relationship, lies in doubt; today, Maksim abandons the familiar as he leaves to go to university in Finland. However, for Maksim and Darya, this EP serves as a portrait of all the emotions and memories that filled their last few months together in Novosibirsk. Heatherwood’s FYR EP was born in shadowed bedrooms. A lovely, drawn-out process, the recording took months— preoccupied, their days together soon passed and faded away.
The duo’s future remains unclear, but they are confident that despite the distance, Heatherwood will continue recording and working on a full-length.
“Bubbling overlaid synths, washes of reverb-laden guitar, and programmed beats are merely an entry point to their bashful private world. As much as Heatherwood owes Cocteau Twins and dream-poppers of the past, “Eden” itself feels as out of time as its name implies. Listening, you have to ask yourself if it’s really nostalgia if you’re feeling it right here, right now.” - International Tapes
1º - Eden
2º - FYR
3º - Insight
4º - High Expectation (Stereolab cover)