A Dream of Lasting Jams, Retro Melodies and Organ Solos!
As Siena Root themselves state about their personal sound, “this music has the colour of Siena. It is a warm colour, originally from the muddy roots of the earth.” It is truly beyond words how every single one member of this band summons their personal talent, they mix it together with a natural interplay in the sweetest and cohesive way, so they can introduce us to a final product. On top of it, all the LP has an exceptional organic production where you can hear or even better feel all of the instruments with unparalleled clarity. “A Dream Of Lasting Peace” is something that you will definitely hear in summer festivals and maybe it will pop in the end of the year lists…
How is the sound?
Now individually I cannot pick only one member that shines more than the other – really! Of course, you may notice the absence of guitar solos but Petersson’s organ make up for it! It goes without a saying that Samuel Björö reaches levels that are reminiscent of the classic 70s singers with a noteworthy ease. Feel-good songs that flow comfortably, perfect for a summer’s night!
The starter “Secrets” as well the follower “Tales Of Independence” set the tone instantly for what is about to follow. Simple structures, unstrained songwriting that makes you wanna sing, dance etc!
“Sundown” has this 60s classic rock with mellow guitars and sing-along vocals, that builds up with a tasty organ solo – a formula that Siena Root recruits throughout the whole LP.
“The Piper Won’t Let You Stay” has this old timey, american radio quality as it has a blues jamming structure based on powerful vocals.
The full on Deep Purple -esque “Outlander” almost mimics the Gillan era of the band as well the jazzy and fast “Glowing Underground” showcasing the many abilities of the band’s members in terms of instrumentation.
“Empty Streets” starts calmly but then again goes off in a rampant organ solo towards its last minutes while “No Filters” has the standard hard rock feeling!
Finally the album ends with the extremely pleasant instrumental “Imaginarium“, a dream of lasting jam (see what I did there?) that comes straight out of a rock club during the 60s which leads us to the mellow “The Echoes Unfold“.
Why is this album worth listening ?
- Although “retro-rock” it feels quite refreshing
- Easy listening and enjoyable!
In what situation you should listen to this album ?
With your friends, during a summer night! Preferably with some wine.
For Fans Of
Deep Purple, Rainbow, Blue Oyster Cult, Uriah Heep
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