Artist: Bryan Deister
Album: Spines of the Heart
Genre(s): Alt Rock
|All That I Have:
|In Her Eyes:
|Into the Sky:
|What You Want:
|Part of Me|
All That I Have:
The album opener starts off with jazz like sections that merge into guitars that are dissonant and raw. It keeps the listeners on their toes before we segue into
which is slightly less raw but has the same ferocious energy and otherworldly feel to it.
In Her Eyes:
Continues Deister’s unabashed weird tunes that keep surging ahead and impressing and simultaneously spooking the listener with its unpredictable blend of alt-rock and jazz notes.
Slow paced, relaxed and tranquil tunes that totally allows you to let your guard down.
edgy, alternative tones that remind me a lot of the early Radiohead and Thom Yorke’s solo work. This is a total departure from the earlier tracks on the album.
A short choral piece that breaks up the proceedings if only temporarily as a form of respite from the atonal going ons.
If Approaching was the fluff, Brighter Dawn is a return to the complex, chaotic machinations that thrive beneath the song structures and keep the tunes surging ahead.
Into the Sky:
The lead single has lots of catchy melodies and harmonies that float over piano chords that set the mood for the rest of the album.
The more melancholy compared to the other tracks on the album, Gone is slow burn and drags at times but ultimately comes together from the edge of despair.
Dreiser’s lyrics crash into the piano melody and the track takes off into a totally different direction. This is more of the edgy alt-rock that keeps the spirits soaring before plunging us into unknown territory again.
This is another one of those haunting tracks off this album that teeter close to a nihilist theme but ultimately hang together.
It opens like a Western Classical music piece and then drifts into distorted guitar solos and comes across as a little experiment that is two parts fun and one part strange.
This one is more silent and is again one of those choral interludes that act mainly as a very interesting filler. With Dreiser even the failures are interesting.
A haunting gothic take that rattles and shakes you with its startling originality. One never really knows what’s next from a Dreiser album
What You Want:
is bare bones single that is mildly interesting albeit short but thematically fits nowhere on this album and it doesn’t work even as a filler.
Carries the album on its shoulders towards the fag end largely due to its infectious melodically interesting bits.
Stretches and tears down the optimism built up so far with its dull chords.
is again a detour from the soundscapes that have been built up so far into new territory.
is pretty much what the song title says. Jazzy chords and some dissonant guitars thrown in that rattle but end up going nowhere
Starts off with a solid solo but drifts away into a mess towards the end
Serves as a decent coda for this thickly populated album and is more of the same Shakti style fusion experiment.
Part of Me:
The album finishes on an epic scale. From calm, classically infused piano to a raging guitar solo – this finisher is operatic and grand.
Picks of the album: Always Further, Vacant Eyes, Part of Me