Monday, May 30, 2016

Years of Rice & Salt – Service Bell (2009)

  • Alternative rock 
  • Post-rock 
  • Folk indie 
  • Americana 
  • Ambient rock 
  • Epic 
  • Mood music 
  • Alt-country 
  • Indie folk

Comment: I guess if you were alleged about a band called Years of Rice & Salt you would have arisen some doubts about the combo unless you are a fan of MasterChef or something like that. In fact, I had some of them before listening to this 4-track issue. However, this is a downrightly trustful one where pastel guitar chords are emotionally loaded to drive down and up the slope of a picturesque hill. By listening to (Rearranging)Deckchairs one could perceive fabulous violin-driven arrangements, which are soothing and spicy at the same time. Ultimately you can perceive the album as a moody and ambient – though in an unusual sense – one played in the vein of acoustic post-rock and Americana style. At Plankton those soaring guitar riffs are complemented by mind-boggling singing. At Splendid Isolation the track embarks on with a blissful insight, and then stepwise will progress into Americana music, which beauty is hard to describe. You just shall have to hear it! The talk of mine has been about the idyllic outing, in fact, the ensemble’s announce is about describing a shipwreck. Consequently there must have been intriguing tension within the whole. The more you listen to it the more you get aware of its greatness. This pre-eminent issue is a part of the discography of Californian, US-based imprint Futurerecordings (great one for sure – it provides shelter for such great artists as Sunlight Ascending, Woodworkings, The Tumbled Sea, Darger and many other ones).              
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