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Yndi Halda


Post Rock/Math rock

4.01 | 46 ratings

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4 stars Debut 3-songs EP, released by this excellent Canterbury-based post rock band was later expanded to full format album (CD or 2 x LP in States), adding one more bonus song.

The music is dreamy, acoustic, complex, and you really can feel this old Canterbury roots: light psychedelic and light folksy scents. Very first composition "Dash & Blast" is 16+ minutes long melodic, perfectly strings arranged instrumental with light melancholy somewhere under the skin. Second song (11+ minutes) starts with slow violin, guitars and drums interplay, melted in beautiful modern folksy melody. In a moments it reminds Mike Oldfield best, earlier folksy works.

"Illuminate My Heart, My Darlin" starts as acoustic guitar dark ballade, very airy and full of some sad beauty. Slowly the song grow up to full -instruments piece, continuing same musical theme. Violin sound is one of the main, as in all other album's songs. "A Song For Starlit Beaches" is fourth song, coming as bonus for later releases, is longest one (almost 20 minutes), and are logical album's addition, with similar down-tempo string/acoustic nice melody. Possibly, a bit too similar to previous songs, but perfect when standing alone.

Strong work, one of most interesting post-rock debut album I can remember.

snobb | 4/5 |


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