I can’t tell you how long I’ve been waiting for an acoustic artist who creates music as dark and macabre as Rikky Lindén created in his standout single from his 2017 album ‘Depictions’. The Finnish acoustic singer songwriter’s single Gone won me over before the first verse even ended. The off-kilter discords created by the guitar carried the perfect amount of resonance and carefully toed the line between insanity and genius. If you could imagine a Lo Fi cross over of Lydia Lunch, Sonic Youth, Happy Mondays and the Fall, you’d probably get a pretty decent idea of how fabulous Rikky’s track is. Paired with the cacophonic instrumentals Rikky’s Post Punk approach to his vocals really allowed the abject misery to grip you throughout the progression of the track. Rikky’s Lo Fi approach may not be to everyone’s taste, but I for one can appreciate the raw, enigmatic quintessence behind his almost Lynchian soundscape. One things for sure, you’ll never find another acoustic artist as eccentrically dark as Ricky Lindén.
You can check out Gone along with the rest of Rikky’s conceptual album ‘Depictions’ on SoundCloud now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast