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.