LYRAE
(ST)
2015
Crank this to 8.4 of 11
Genre:
Post rock, Progressive, Math Rock
Sounds Like:
Lite, You Slut!, Pelican
Post-rock with a progressive angle and elements of math rock are just too intriguing to pass up. The endless quest to discover out-of-the-norm post rock has taken us to Paris, France where we discovered instrumental post rockers Lyrae. Their Self-Titled debut EP is a very impressive piece of work that not only sounds tremendous, but will command your attention.

Track Listing:
1. Sheliak 03:55
2. Nebula M57 04:22
3. Gamma Lyrae 04:58
4. Vega 04:49

As with many instrumental albums of this nature the music just seems to blend together naturally. Some of the highlights include the infectious change-ups and rhythm of the opening track “Sheliak”. The progressive nature of track two “Nebula M57,” treats us to some intelligent progressive styled guitar playing in vein of bands like Japans’ Lite. “Gamma Lyrae” is very smooth in the beginning, but will eventually dive into some sort of Jesus Lizard meets Pelican jam, it’s quite a sound. The bass is tremendous and very thick here. The last cut “Vega” travels through avenues of spacious and dense rhythmic arrangements. It seems to be the most exploratory track on this EP, yet it doesn’t stray away from their formula.

Lyrae really have a great vibe going on as they bring a fresh outlook to the instrumental post and progressive rock genres. This EP is very broad and shouldn’t be tagged to just one genre, as it will definitely entice fans who love to explore the outer realms of rock. - 1/22/2016

Standout Tracks: Nebula M57, Gamma Lyrae
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