August 24, 2010

Silian Rail: Parhelion

Oakland duo Silian Rail have made an album celebrating the tone of the well played electric guitar with by smart percussion. Robin Landy (guitars) Eric Kuhn (drums, foot synth, vibraphone, glockenspiel) take instrumental music to the next level on their Parhelion album.

Their "less is more" approach focuses on textures and natural echo. At first sounding like "roll tape and put out an album" turns out to be a layered piece of work that unveils fresh gems after each listen. The adequately titled Maps And Mazes is a rock song crashing into jazz licks before turning into a vibraphone driven lullaby of sorts - the kind of music that will baffle budding guitarists and put a smile on the face of any musician with an open mind an a good ear.

Silian Rail: Parhelion

Parhelion is released on Parks and Records. The CD comes in a silkscreened cover.

  1. A Leap In The Light
  2. Death Should Know Better
  3. The Gift
  4. Maps And Mazes
  5. A Bone In The Riverbed
  6. ...To Ruins
  7. Moth And Rust
  8. The Many People Never Resting
  9. Sweet Towers
Live dates
  • 08/28 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
  • 09/20 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
  • 10/13 San Francisco, CA @ The Rickshaw Stop
  • 10/22 Portland, OR @ Mudai Loundge
  • 10/24 Portland, OR @ The Know


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