Band : Rædsel
Album/EP : A Simple Act Of Redirection
Genre: Instrumental Progressive Rock
Label : N/A
Location : Kassel, Germany
FFO : Between The Buried And Me, Animals as Leaders, Final Fantasy Video Games
Founded in early 2017, Rædsel began recording our debut EP “A Simple Act of Redirection”, in which they heavily focus on the self-reflective retelling of certain patterns during human progression, both individually and socially, while pointing out parallels to natural phenomena. This allows them to bridge a link between these two concepts. They explore the process of self-determined adaption to external conditions by resetting the direction of things in development – hence, “A Simple Act of Redirection”. Our debut EP follows a three-chapter structure – Quicksand, Impetus, Geyser.
At first listen, it was very different from what i usually listen to. But its catchy, intriguing, and also VERY relaxing. The production on their first EP, is surprisingly good. It doesn’t seem like any aspect is mixed higher than the other. I believe the shining element, is how the music makes you feel. I felt a sense of happiness, and also weightlessness. It felt like my soul left my body and went on a journey.
The structure of these three songs was seamless. There definitely was no way to tell when one track ended. Obviously being an instrumental band, the only way to tell any sort of “theme”, was listening to the album in pure silence. Every note struck on the guitars, every drum beat, was all arranged in a way to make you go on the journey of self.
This is definitely added to my library for future listens. Especially when I’m just at home taking a nap, its nice to have some relaxing music on in the background. I cant pick a favorite part of this record. It’s good, and very well done. Now while i enjoy this, the only thing I’d like to see is maybe something a little heavier and faster. I’m not necessarily asking about fast picking and blast beats, but something written in a way where it strikes a different feeling inside you.
Star Rating: 9/10
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