Watch Cats Of Transnistria’s dream state video for ‘TRUST’

A new video from Cats Of Transnistria fills us with fragile hope

Cats of Transnistria‘s Divine album was warmly received home and abroad last year, establishing the band as arch purveyors of dreamy atmosphere. To remind everyone of the qualities under the covers of Divine, Cats of Transnistria share a new video for album cut ‘Trust’.

Direction and concept: Inka Rusi
DOP: Emma Suominen
Grade: Jaakko Rinne
Music by Cats of Transnistria // Henna Emilia Hietamäki and Tuomas Alatalo

Director Inka Rusi comments:
“The inspiration behind the music video was the idea how we exist in other people’s lives. How we experience other people through dreaming and how they exist in our thoughts even when they might not be physically present. Tuomas and Henna make very intuitive music and their sound is ethereal and I wanted to mirror that in the visualisation. Also TRUST is about communication – we were interested in depicting this idea of existing in a virtual digital sphere versus in real life ie. nature.”

Cats of Transnistria comment:
“Trust is one of our softer and sweeter songs. It’s basically a gentle love song addressing cautiousness in relationships after a deep depression. The song is filled with fragile hope.”

Cats of Transnistria play Outoja Ääniä II, Oranssi, Helsinki on the 18th March

Some Press reaction for Divine:

“Like perpetual delta wave sleep, ‘Divine’ mainly hovers in the infinite space that divides consciousness and dreams, rarely stirring us from this blissful state. But when it does, it does so with ferocity and intent. The climax of ‘Thunder Comes’ is only made possible by the meeting of their two extremes; raw, visceral and almost impenetrable guitar cuts into the angelic, rapturous harmonies. The jarring embrace of these elements is transformative, closing in and around us until we too, are lost.“ Gold Flake Paint

“Cats of Transnistria have made something an art-form out of the slow build. They are masters of developing expectant atmospheres, suspended anticipation, before swooping in with the fantastical climaxes that transport the listener into a transcendent state. Theirs is music of enchantment, an evocative sonic sortilege that juxtaposes dark spirituality and heavenly ecstasy.” The Monitors

“Upeaa, täydellistä ja niin pakahduttavan kaunista, että suorastaan sattuu – eli juuri oikeaa musiikkia tähän vuodenaikaan.” 5/5

“It manages to be simultaneously intimate and otherworldly, ethereal and darkly-shaded. It is the music of ghosts and aspirations, suggesting hope but refusing to banish menace. As with the best music, it doesn’t tell you what to think but creates a setting where the listener’s own mind runs free to associate… This is magical stuff – treat your ears.” When You Motor Away Blog

“because last year’s ‘Away’ EP was sublime and this is almost as gorgeous – Tarnation vocals meets Windy & Carl sonics = pleasure centres caressed deeply.” Neil Kulkarni

“gentle nightmare music” Nordische Musik

“you’re likely to be immersed as the volume of the guitars rings louder, building a huge sonic wall; it’s pretty perfect.” Austin Town Hall

“Toisaalta tämän voi nähdä piristävänäkin. Kaiken pirstovan digiajan keskellä kaksikko on tehnyt levyn, jota on oikeastaan mahdotonta kuunnella muuna kuin yhtenä kokonaisuutena.” Turun ylioppilaslehti

“Tämäkin levy on mestariteos siinä missä edellinenkin. Odotan innolla jospa seuraavaan projektiin tuotaisiin mukaan jotain ennennäkemätöntä.” 2500 Blog

“The Finnish duo Cats Of Transnistria create a dark, quiet and yet mesmerizing sound you definitely can’t get enough of.” Ja Ja Ja

Divine on best of 2016 lists:

The 50 Best Dreampop Albums/EPs of 2016 Shoegazer Alive 9

Guide To The Best Music Of 2016 F.U.N.K

The 10 best Finnish albums of 2016 Rosvot

Best albums of 2016 via muutakin kuin tanssia

Top 50 songs of 2016 Stope Shake Honey Go

Favourite Albums of 2016 Nordic Music Review

Interview via The Blog That Celebrates Itself

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