Hello folks and welcome to the second installment of Post Rock Post, where we dedicate a few minutes to the unique and enchanting genre that is post rock. Last time, we told you about Rumor Cubes, a post-rock band tinged with the melancholic influence of the violin. This time, we have something quite similar yet unique in its own way and that is Salvya. Hailing from my native city of Tel Aviv, the band are characterized by a heady mix of folk, jazz, rock and even some metal elements to create an EP that is both dreamy and engaging and yet melancholic like our previous guests. Head on over the jump for a taste.
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It took me a while to pick one specific track, since they all exemplify different facets of the album. However, “Never Summer” captures many of the things I love about this album: the instrumentation is carefully built along singer Lilac Harel’s voice, complementing her already touching timbre, while the drums and bass echo the metal influences to be found scattered throughout the album. The brilliant and elusive keyboard work by scene veteran Shai Yallin are also utilized to an interesting degree here, creating a dreamy background that picks the rest of the sounds in a new light. You’d do well to give “Shapeless (pointless, colorless)” a listen as well, as the accordion that features in it is one of the highlights of the album.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s pick. We’ll do our best to keep digging around this ever-prolific genre for more tasty tidbits. Salvya’s Unrecognizable can be picked up via their bandcamp above or via their website.