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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.


admireArt | 4/5 |


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