Sinistro Semente on LP
Long-Awaited Follow-Up to the Band's Debut Full-Length Cidade
Vinyl Strictly Limited To One Pressing Only
Sinistro's new album Semente ("Seed") is fascinating. This unique music is quite hard to easily tag and file into a drawer. The mind tries tricks and attempts constructions like Lana Del Rey meets My Dying Bride – only to drop the idea a minute later. Looking for points of reference, the Portuguese band might at any moment give reason for comparison with Massive Attack, Ennio Morricone, Boards of Canada, Howard Shore, Radiohead, Faith No More, Angelo Badalamenti, David Bowie, Swans, Unwound, Mogwai and Crippled Black Phoenix.
Yet none of these names dropped here will make sense at another sequence. It is very much up to each listener to determine their own points of reference. Keeping a cinematic feeling in the background, Sinistro vary from abrasive musical thickness to a perfect sense of stillness, which portrays the urban landscapes of their homeland and its legacy with a strong visual presence. With Semente, Sinistro has created seven brand new tracks that are bound to appeal to music fans of various genres.
"[Though] owing to its roots in Neurosis and Isis...Sinistro quickly drops the decibels for a dream-like showcase of Patricia Andrade's stunning voice, one that expresses resolute heartache in every phrase. [Sinistro] knows inexplicable longing in crushing waves." – NPR