Sunday, 30 July 2017
Siiilk - Endless Mystery (2017)
The second album from this French band.
Siiilk is a quintet on this album with a lineup of guitars, keyboards, bass, drums and English vocals. Both male and female vocals.
The quintet are helped out by some guest musicians who provides woodwinds, violin and tabla. Roland Richard from Pulsar is one of the guest musicians here.
I reviewed their 2013 debut album Way To Lhasa back in November 2013 and found that a likeable, good album. My review is here.
When reading that review again, I notice that Siiilk has not moved far away from the music they gave us on Way To Lhasa.
Endless Mystery gives us forty-five minutes of indie and post-rock with a lof of psychedelic pastoral music and some Pink Floyd influences.
The label "pastoral psychedelic art rock" is probably best describing the music here. Music which is really ambient with some guitars and keyboards dominating the music. The female and male vocals is heavy accented. Sticking to French would had been a better idea as there is no language barriers in progressive rock any longer.
The music is a bit too ambient for my liking. There is no great tracks here either. When that is said; this is a good album which fails to get my pulse racing. Nevertheless, there is nothing bad I can say about this classy art rock album.