Somali Yacht Club is already a very well-known example of the more stone rock face of post-rock. The Lviv-based Ukrainians come back with their new album and new tour around Europe. and, more importantly, their form leaves nothing to wish for.
"The Sea" is a collection of long guitar compositions and every one of them has its own weight. Dense and smooth guitar backgrounds are met with heavy metal riffs and nobody should be surprised that they manage to combine the gloomy mood of post-rock and dusty paths of stoner rock so well. It's also really interesting in the text layer, as in the opening "Vero" in which the well over 10 minutes of music has only two lines of lyrics and it sounds absolutely great.
The next track, "Religion of Man" is probably the best one on the album. The guitar music here goes right up to the climax and the lyrics talking about passing by and the difficult quest to accept it fits perfectly to the band's heavy sound. And this is probably the most important track of the album since its title and the cover art go together with the message of "Religion of Man".
"The Sea" costs 7 USD.