Happily, I've got my hands on a pre-release copy. Yes, Cascine is that awesome. I first played this at about 4pm on a beautiful day in London, and I have to say this was the perfect soundtrack. It's balmy, laid back, procrastinator music. Around half of today's music is often described as "blissful," so it is with hesitation that I describe Realism as such... but there really is no other word for it.
The album starts off with the potentially anthemic "Graduation," which sounds similar to some other bands - Delorean and Air France come to mind - while still sounding fresh and cutting edge. These themes are maintained throughout, including a cheeky collaboration from Paula Abdul!
To me, this album evokes images of sandy beaches and blue seas - not something I'd immediately associate with Finland - but that's true to the model Shine 2009 is purveying. They don't do what you'd expect them to!