First things first – yes, the Estonian band’s name can be a mouthful (it directly translates into “Technological Sun”), but their music is likely some of the most experimental synth-pop you’ve heard in a while. Formed in 2004 by frontman Evar Anvelt, the group have two albums to their name with this self-titled record marking their third full-length effort.
On “A02 Breaking It”, synths resembling organs boom and drum machines sputter under Anvelt’s echoing vocals. Even though the lyrics, which are in English, can be obscured at times by his accent (hey, you try learning Estonian), the longing emotion isn’t lost. And in the genre of synth-pop, human feeling is always a welcome ingredient.