Siorai Geimhreadh: Sitting Patiently LP
A trio of unassuming brothers from Cork via County Wexford, Síoraí
Geimhreadh (which means "Eternal Winter" in Irish and is pronounced
Sheery Geevra) are now over a decade into their obscure existence.
Beginning as a black metal outfit, their current sound is informed by
doom and noise rock, but beholden to their own experimental impulses
rather than any genre norms. Siorai Geimhreadh's approach intentionally
avoids specific genre definition or stylistic markers, instead embracing
a sense of openness in their playing. While their music is heavy,
intense and noisy, they never strictly follow any one way of playing or
attempt to work within a specific style. Instead, they work to create a
style of their own through a shared intuitive method. Recent releases
see the band constantly dismantling and reassembling their sound. Their
2012 tape (which intentionally was never given a name) consists of two
tracks of dense, freeform noise rock. Their 2015 album "Not A Room"
(released on Fort Evil Fruit) works around a single repeated pattern,
drifting out of structure in a departure from previous work, creating
tension through extreme repetition, subtle mumbling synthesiser and an
uncanny sparseness. "Sitting Patiently" acts as a counterpoint to "Not a
Room". It is a return to the more visceral work of earlier releases,
transformed through a focus on freeform methods of playing. "Sitting
Patiently" is a single track spread over two sides of an LP. Side A is
immediate and disorienting, with frenetic playing and a raw vocal
delivery. The B side sees the track find a sense of tangible structure,
which proceeds to slowly drift apart as it progresses.
For fans of Fushitsusha, Sonic Youth, Khanate. Black vinyl in full colour sleeve.