A horrible hack

Lehnen

Reaching Over Ice And Waves

Year Released: 2015
Format: CD
Label: Noise Appeal
 
Reviewed by Oli Saunders on Dec 26, 2016
Lehnen are in the realms of post-rock; they begin with a combination of ambience and an audio sample; it creates an interesting but melancholic atmosphere. They then launch into their first song and it's slowish paced with the instruments connecting well. I'm struggling to describe the vocals; they remind me a little of Dredg and Identical Homes. There's less catchiness though and ultimately I enjoy all the songs yet don't find them clicking with me. The band are at home with instrumentals too and tracks 2 and 4 are highlights. The fifth song 'Isolation', is another moment of sad ambience and reminds me of an apocalyptic movie scene. Oh, and the last track is another good instrumental; the band just need to nail their sound a little more as there is much promise here.

26th December 2016

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