Last year Siena Root played several highly acclaimed performances at big festivals and took the hearts by storm. With this -their second album- the band managed to enhance their honest and natural sound without loosing contact to their musical roots. The amazing and charismatic blues-tinged voice of female singer Sanya gives a real kick to the Siena Root sound.
The album is a kaleidoscope with '1970' facets. It's spectrum ranges from tight and bluesy organ-based, psyched heavy rock to beautiful eastern-
influenced ragas with sitar and hippiesque flute. Nevertheless there's enough space for some well dosed jamming and improvisational intervals.
On the first track the Led Zeppelin influence again is obvious. This progressive hard rock style is not just a copy (even if they take a rhythmical riff from Zeppelin somewhere), but the original thing, in the true spirit of the '70s, with complexity, spontaneity, compositional strength and a hard rocking vibe. This release exceeded all my already big expectations for the group. Most of it has all the qualities of a future classic, which proves that the '70s are vey much alive. A great album.
KG West (guitar, organ)
Sam Riffer (bass)
Love H Forsberg (drums, percussion)
1 Good and Bad 7:56
2 Nighststralker 4:35
3 Blues 276 3:45
4 Bhairavi Dhun 9:11
5 Crossing the Stratosphere 4:14
6 There and Back Again 3:31
7 Ridin' Slow 6:01
8 Reverberations 11:47
With their second album, the band managed to enhance their honest and natural sound without loosing contact to their musical roots. The amazing and charismatic blues-tinged voice of female singer Sanya gives a real kick to the Siena Root sound.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! MONSTER!!!
Rip from CD 256@ (full artwork included)