When it comes to post-ROCK, look no further than Spain. They have an abundance of brilliant bands like Astralia, Audiolepsia, Toundra, JaunDone and Blak, to name a few. And Syberia is no exception. Blilliant album, excellently performed. Hightly recommended.
Favorite track: Black Olympics.
The mesmerising second album from Barcelona’s SYBERIA represents a new dawn following a period of heightened turmoil. Both head and body music, “Resiliency” documents a mental and spiritual transformation where darkness and light are both essential to the transmission of ideas.
Interspersing influences from across the full spectrum of instrumental rock/metal, dream pop and shoegaze, the band juxtapose order and grace with notions of cathartic freedom - finding liberation in beautiful, uplifting melodies that never lapse into over-sentimentality.
SYBERIA combine swathes of yearning, crashing crescendos with the serene and pastoral. Tremolo octaves create stately themes from chord progressions which catch you with their heartbreak - ever-questing, hypnotic guitars bring sunlight underpinned by the creeping sense of a tumultuous and complex inner world poised to surface.
Dream-like synths and subtle electronic touches create a wide-screen timelessness dotted with barbs and traps, undercurrents of wistful unease which explode into powerfully devastating passages.
“Resiliency” is exhilarating filmic Rock which, by the album’s poignant conclusion, will have realigned and reinvigorated you without struggle.
It is said that the name of the coldest area in Russia comes from the Turkish words for “asleep land”. Anyhow, Syberia
instrumental rock music gives off such a warmth and instrumental intensity that they attracted our attention from the very first minute. Dreamy passages and explosions of real magic.
One of the best Post Rock albums of the last decade!
This album is a breathtaking journey all the way through, and is a pretty big tearjerker due to its subject matter.
Long live Post Rock and instrumental music!
We have a playlist at home that has a couple of Albums from 'We Lost The Sea' and 'Dumbsaint' plus and album each from 'Alcest' and 'BRUIT<'... its a playlist which now has this album added to it, and it sits so well. Like the pre-mentioned this album has this build up, a desire...a pulse that builds and builds. Absolutely love it. glennandjo