Saturday 8 September 2018

Rivendel - Sisyfos (2018)

The fourth album from this Spanish band.

The band was a quartet with a lineup of guitars, synths, mellotron, piano, organ, bass, drums and percussion.

This band has traveled a huge distance from their roots as a neo-prog band. The music on this album is nowhere near neo-prog.

The music is instrumental and it is avant-garde as in having a lot of influences from Present and Univers Zero.

There is also a lot of zeuhl and some very early Pink Floyd influences.

There is a mix of staccato piano pieces here and some more melodic pieces on this fifty minutes long album. An album which sounds pretty uninteresting and a waste of time after the first listening sessions.

This album is a grower though and require a lot of time. Time I have given it through the last weeks. This review has been a project. My review of their second album, a review you can find here, was also a project. Rivendel does not give anything to those who does not give their albums any time.

I am not entirely of the meaning that this is a masterpiece. It is not and by a quite a big margin. It is a decent to good album though and one to check out.

2.5 points

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