Hanging Garden announce new EP “Citylight Sessions” in April

Author Benedetta Baldin - 20.2.2024

April 19th will see Finland’s melodic gothic-doomsters Hanging Garden explore intimate dark rock & atmospheric synth-pop on “Citylight Sessions” live EP on Agonia Records. The mini album is set to feature five remade tracks, originally found on “The Garden”. 

On “Citylight Sessions”, the Finnish ensemble unveils a journey into the urban and the ethereal. The distinctive release showcases a series of alternative renditions of five tracks from their critically acclaimed album, 2023’s “The Garden”; bringing a fresh, atmospheric perspective to their signature sound. 

In an unprecedented move, Hanging Garden transforms its sonic landscape by stripping away the familiar cloak of gothic doom metal. Instead, the band embraces a lush symphony of synths, ethereal guitar soundscapes, and drum machines, creating an intimate and hauntingly beautiful experience.

“Citylight Sessions” was recorded during an intimate live performance at the contemporary gallery space of the design company Paja & Bureau. The juxtaposition of Hanging Garden’s haunting melodies against the backdrop of Paja & Bureau’s innovative design space creates an experience that is delightfully distinct from conventional music venues. The entire performance was filmed and is expected to be unveiled in video format with the EP’s premiere.

The mixing, mastering and cover artwork were done by Toni Hatakka.

1. The Journey (Live Remake)
2. The Four Winds (Live Remake)
3. The Garden (Live Remake)
4. The Fireside (Live Remake)
5. The Construct (Live Remake)

EP formats:
– Digital

Toni Hatakka – vocals
Riikka Hatakka – vocals
Jussi Hämäläinen – guitars, vocals
Mikko Kolari – guitars
Kimmo Tukiainen – guitars
Nino Hynninen – keyboards
Jussi Kirves – bass
Antti Ruokola – drums