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4.02 | 5 ratings | 3 reviews | 20% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2017

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Temppeli (8:01)
2. Sykli (9:19)
3. Ananda (11:25)
4. Mestari (6:30)
5. Europa (10:11)

Total Time 45:26

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CD Self-released ( (2017)

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SIINAI Sykli ratings distribution

(5 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(20%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(80%)
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Review by DamoXt7942
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4 stars "Sykli" has been launched in 2017 as the newest album by a Finnish Krautrock star SIINAI. Their first album "Olympic Games" features sticky repetitive simple phrases flooded with electronics and sound of depth (my love), and sounds like this "Sykli" might follow in the similar vein, slightly added with more electronic sound treatment. Just like the appearance of the album sleeve pic, we would feel ourselves getting absorbed into the centre of the hole, Siinai inner world. Interesting in both visual and auditory manners.

The third track "Ananda" or the last "Europe" sounds more of psychedelic rock drenched in deep, heavy guitar riffs based upon strict rhythmic vibes, but contrary to that, the beginning shot "Tempperi" and the following titled one "Sykli" are exactly close to pure electronic. As especially for the latter one, we can find similar movement to Manuel G'ttsching's "Inventions For Electric Guitar" plus more dramatic, dreamy synthesizer-oriented soundscape. Not complicated nor dissonant but mysteriously heartwarming, mind-opening. Please get immersed in the core of their sound theatre.

Review by admireArt
4 stars As you know genre and style labeling is just a way of trying to keep order in a world naturally chaotic. Having say that don´t expect Krautrock as such which was like the closest sub-genre address Siinai´s musical language is closer to in the Prog world but on the outside lands this Finnish ensemble is tagged as a psychedelic/experimental/ambient/trance/electronic/drone/Krautrock band .

I myself keep them filed under my Electronic music catalogue and this work if anything is Progressive Electronic but still at walking distance from its current PA location. The kind of work which actually is (another) living proof that you can update and be part of the inevitable evolution of electronic music whithout plagiarazing nobody´s idioms.

Siinai´s Sykli (2017) a 5 track ("instrumental") album offers a very personal approach of what the Berlin School/Bay Area school and Krautrock should be sounding nowadays, without the untalented way of rehashing old formulas or "rediscovering" fashionable "new flanged" quirky musical solutions, not this work but opposite to that, it accomplishes its heights by pushing those same formulas outside their constantly abused comfort zones thus finding, via its music compositions, unplowed pathways where the grass is greener, uncut and quiet welcoming.

Each track delivers a creative, contemporary & original mood and a kind of conceptual take on a different electronic music style, adding up that their well recognizable musical language finds a renewed energetic feel which turns out to be refreshing, upfront and ultimately enticing as exciting .

Its weak spot (track 5), is not that because it is bad, mediocre or unimaginative, it is because its siblings are all just excellent.


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4 stars Siinai is a band from the krautrock genre in Finland, but the style is also close to post-rock, which means they are combined. The band released its first album in 2011 and released five albums until last year's Sykli. Their music has a complex, intensive architecture, but at the same time it is als ... (read more)

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