Attack in the 26th Zone is the solo project of Finnish artist Sue Sue Vessell, who describes her sound as ‘Electronic Lyrical Avantgarde Pop’. Though she’s been creating music since 2009, it is only in the last year or so that she has been sharing her work outside forums and friends, as she says she is otherwise quite shy. Part of that sharing process has involved the making of a video for How Long was the Wind Blowing which you can check out below.
The most striking aspect of the song is its dark, atonal intensity, but all that is within a musical framework that inspires comparisons to the textured, multicoloured work of acts like Dead Can Dance and Sopor Æternus & the Ensemble of Shadows.
The languid, gothic nuances are infused with a nihilistic grunge-like air, making the song a complex, occasionally challenging but rather beautiful piece of music. How Long was the Wind Blowing can be streamed on Spotify and you can find details on how to download the track on the artist’s official Facebook page.