Silian Rail ‎– Parhelion

Subsuburban ‎– SRCLP01
Vinyl, LP


1 A Leap In The Light
2 Death Should Know Better
3 The Gift
4 Maps & Mazes
5 A Bone In Riverbed
6 ...To Ruins
7 Moth & Rust
8 The Many People Never Resting
9 Sweet Towers

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February 20, 2013

I saw this band in July of 2012 at The Great American Music Hall with The Velvet Teen in San Fransisco and let's just say that a review of them is LONG overdue. Basically Silian Rail is an experimental instrumental band comparable to Explosions In The Sky but almost incomparable (if that makes sense). While most instrumental bands might try to convey particular emotions or sometimes a set of events through their music, Silian Rail seems to do quite the opposite and just play their asses off both with very technical harmony constructions and passion-filled grooves. After several ventures into the abyss that is this album, I found myself putting my own emotional statuses to the tracks, making each my own in a way. I listen to this album once on a very cold afternoon while lying in bed with my girlfriend and found it to be an extremely relaxing, sleep inducing record, while if put on while say, doing chores around the house, I find myself very amped and excited. The opening track is very introductory to the band style and odd tempo'd riffs, very full drumming, and a "less is more" approach with only being a guitarist and a drummer (who I might add plays a keyboard with his feet while drumming). For someone a fan of groups like Explosions In The Sky, M83, Boards Of Canada, Pinback, The Velvet Teen, and Team Sleep. 6 out of 5 stars.