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KALEIDOSCOPE

Siena Root

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4 stars By reviving the sentimental classic sound and incorporating components of various musical genres in their compositions, Siena Root's productions give the recipient a lot of positive emotions, resurrection of the classic with such intelligence, love and devotion. Music is conquered by heavy organ, guitar virtuoso, bass riffs and the sounds of heavily developed drums, but also enriched with bluesy, soulful vocals, Indian instruments and psychedelic pulsations.

Short, threatening rumble from the off, the percussionist sets the beat and thump, the band grooves in a style that has been a kind of trademark for Siena Root since the first album. As a result, guitarist and organist impressively show a fantastic work, and a riff that fantastically opens the album. From the first tones delivered on this album the band shows strength and justifies all the fame and praise they got with the first album.

This piece gives the music of Siena Root a completely new and different note and, in my opinion, makes it even more unmistakable in all musical quotations, and it is a masterful implementation of the musical vision created by this band.

Tempo change, a great arc of tension, pure atmosphere, differently distorted guitar sound and a wonderfully soulful and surprisingly expressive blues game in between, makes music so alive and emotional.

Psychedelia is everywhere, Indian folklore, heavy blues, a little bit of extensions, a little shorter hard-rockers, a bit grabbing the classical listener by the heart with Hammond, a toner weight and the spirit of the 70's is hovering over the whole, but despite the implementation in the vintage fashion, the final effect sounds incredibly fresh and it kicks the backside without any mercy.

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