Mnevis are four sandpit friends from the Swiss province who have literally taken all the time in the world with their music. This band has cult status in a small circle of initiates, who had the luck to be present at one of the sparse concerts of their meanwhile ten-year band history. For everyone else they are rather a phantom with a name that can hardly be pronounced.
In night-long jams they have developed songs, changed their form and sound countless times and reassembled them. Band members have come, stayed for a few years and moved on. In between there were always longer pauses in this musical-polyamorous on/off relationship. Now Mnevis are back and are putting their debut album out of nowhere into the world with episodes.
And how they do that! Incredibly rich in ideas, carefully selected sounds and playful song structures is this indie-pop record. Larded with electronica offsets that meet organic percussion and crisp bass lines interrupted by mystical piano chords. The only constant is the guitar, which gives these songs a foundation and carries the vocals through the raging current. You don't hear such an unagitated debut album every day!