Week 21 – Art Rock – Sisyfos

Rivendel is een Spaanse progband met een unieke sound. De band werd opgericht door Toño, Josemari en Oscar. Met Mikel (e-drums) namen ze deel aan de EXPOSURE88-compilatie en namen ze Manifesto op. De band onderging een hele reeks veranderingen en eindigde als een trio. Sisyfos is het vierde album van de groep.

Prog Archives review: “WOW. What an album this last output from the Spanish band Rivendel. When I wrote a comment on the previous album, DHD, I said that It was their best effort until then, but I have to confess that this one is even better and, more than this, much more personal and interesting.

For the first time in its carreer they include a conventional drummer and this is a really good thing. As the previous album, this one is completely instrumental. Whit the leivmotiv of Sisyfos, the Greek character damned to roll up the hill eternaly a enormeus stone, the album develop several ambients and moods, mixing long tracks with others more concises acting like interludes.

From the pinkfloyesche “Charon crossing teh Styx” until the last “Sysyphus and the Rock” (both them more than 12 minutes long), Sysyfos is mainly an amazing trip through dark landscapes. Some of these premises were already in DHD but here are much more developed. The seed in DHD is here a big tree with multiple branches, sinking its roots in the whole progressive rock history, with special affinity for its darkest manifestations (Univers Zero, Present, King Crimson, even some zeuhl traces).

(…) A great story. Very varied songs. Skillfully crafted. Rivendel at their top!”

Naast Rivendel met Sisyfos hebben we deze week: Jadis (More Than Meets the Eye), Dracma (A Fine Stormy Weather), Galadriel (Muttered Promises From An Ageless Pond), Van Der Graaf Generator (Still Life), Satellite (A Street Between Sunrise And Sunset).

  • Thursday/Donderdag 12.00 – 18.00 & 18.00 – 24.00
  • Friday/Vrijdag 12.00 – 18.00 & 18.00 – 24.00
  • Saturday/Zaterdag 12.00 – 18.00


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