This is a multi-review of three releases by Israeli post-rockers Tiny Fingers. I hadn’t heard of them prior to getting “Megafauna,” “The Fall” and “We Are Being Held By The Dispatcher” to review. Pelagic Records signed Tiny Fingers and not only are they releasing their latest “The Fall,” but also their two previous albums. Overall, it’s a mixed bag.
There is a definite similarity between Tiny Fingers and the band Zombi, who I really enjoy. Like Zombi, Tiny Fingers use plenty of electronics in their music. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t (also like Zombi). They are a fearless, experimental band and I do love that about Tiny Fingers.
Each album has its own specific vibe and sound. Their latest one, “The Fall,” has a very organic feel to it which really works for me. While the previous album “We Are Being Held By The Dispatcher” is like a soundtrack to a Malcolm X speech (his speeches are sampled throughout). It’s creative, to be sure, it just gets old really fast for me. “Megafauna” is a more rocking, cinematic album. It was recorded live in the studio which translates quite well on the entire album. I really like that!
I do like that they are very willing to mold their sound to whatever creative path they are drawn to follow. “The Fall” is their best work of these three, in my opinion. It feels like the most complete work sonically and texturally. I actually listened to all three albums while taking a 7 mile walk through the hills and mountains. “The Fall” really felt like the soundtrack to a beautiful sunny day and it was one with the nature around me.
Tiny Fingers are definitely a band that you need to check out if you like experimental post rock. Fans of Zombi, God is an Astronaut and Mogwai will find plenty to enjoy. The question will be, which facet of Tiny Fingers will you want to explore the most?
“The Fall” 9/10
“We Are Being Held By The Dispatcher” 6/10