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The Grey Area

by Huminoida

Finnish electronic pop / dark synth band Huminoida has released unconventional synth records since 2007. "The Grey Area" offers direct, unpretentious lyrics and deep human emotions from the dark end of the scale.
Genre: Electronic: Synthpop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Thoughts Like Insects
6:07 album only
2. Contradictator
4:13 album only
3. Ghosts on Photos
4:49 album only
4. Just by Wishing
5:17 album only
5. Beneath the Empty Skies
5:49 album only
6. Double Life
3:24 album only
7. Trying Times
4:01 album only
8. Every Time Humankind
5:14 album only
9. I'll Meet You There
4:31 album only


Album Notes
"The Grey Area" is the second full-length album of the Finnish electro-pop / dark synth band
Huminoida. While the music continues on the lines of the debut "Whiter Album" with the
broad-minded approach to electronic styles, the lyrics have gained sharper edges.

Thoughts on the new album:

This wasn't an easy album for me to make. The last three years haven't been exactly
euphoric in my life or in the world in general, and the anxiety of the times has affected the
lyrics and overall mood of the tracks. There's no science fiction or surrealism this time,
the themes on this album are very much of this world, this reality. That is one of the reasons
why I decided to call it "The Grey Area".

It may sound strange, but I see myself more of a singer-songwriter than an electronic
music maker (to call myself a musician seems far-fetched since I'm not a virtuoso), and
more than ever I concentrated on making carefully crafted songs with well thought-out lyrics.
Despite the difficult topics on some of the songs I definitely wanted to avoid the "Fuck you
fucking cunts" -type of argumentation, because there's enough moronic shouting on the
Internet already.

"The Grey Area" is an appropriate name also because musically it's kind of an oddball
among the electronic releases. Its disregard of trends and the genre-defying quality may be a
hard nut at first, and to file it under "synth pop" is a bit misleading. There are the melancholic
synth pop tunes (Just by Wishing, Beneath the Empty Skies, Ghosts on Photos), but also
the new wave-ish, harsher tracks (Contradictator, Trying Times) as well as the atmospheric
"Double Life" and the heavy, lyric-driven songs (Thoughts Like Insects, Every Time Humankind).
It is diverse, but I think strong collection of songs.

So, the Grey Area (2018) after Whiter Album (2011). I just hope that this isn't a Finnish colour
trilogy in the making, because I think it would be good for the soul to turn towards the light
after this one.
K-K- / Huminoida

K-K- (Kimmo Karjalainen) was a member of industrial / synth band [Active] Media Disease
1993-1998 and electropop duo Neuroactive 1998-2002. Huminoida was founded 2007.

Huminoida discography:
- Self-titled 7" 2007
- Other Side 7" 2009
- Huminoida Loves You 7" 2010
- Whiter Album 2LP / CD 2011
- Mystic Summer 10" / CD 2013
- Intoxicating Spring 10" / CD 2014
- The Grey Area LP / CD 2018



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