Friday 21 April 2017
Sinkadus - Cirkus (1999)
The second album from this Swedish band.
The band was a sextet with a lineup of cello, flute, keyboards, bass, drums, guitars and Swedish vocals.
This is their so far final album. Which is a great shame as I very much liked their 1997 debut album Aurum Nostrum.
Sinkadus was probably the band who took the Swedish symphonic prog sound the most further towards the Swedish folk rock sound. Much further than The Flower Kings, Anekdoten and Anglagard ever did.
Although Cirkus is very much a Swedish symphonic prog album, is is clearly very much in tune with Swedish folk music too. It has this Scandinavian melancholic feel over it. A type of melancholic feel we have seen the Scandinavian crime authors and TV companies use with great commercial and artistic success during the last five years.
The music on this forty-seven minutes and five tracks long album is melancholic, a bit sinister and very epic. The flutes, guitars and the keyboards is driving the music forward. The Swedish vocals also adds a lot to this album.
The end result is another very good album from this band. My only gripe is the lack of a true great track. Despite of that, this is a very good album.