YOBREPUS – Mycelium Days
Deeply atmospheric soundscapes and haunting textures move and flow from one point to the next seamlessly while warm, introspective vocals infuse the songs with a strong sense of melancholy. The LP does look to the past in that one can easily detect some awe-inspiring influences that include late 60s and early 70s prog rock works by pioneers such as Pink Floyd and King Crimson. This primarily pertains to some of the riffs and melodies as well as the superb use of mellotron, but more than anything this record is the sound of a highly talented act looking to the future and leaving their own unique mark on the (progressive) post-rock genre. In other words, “Mycelium Days” transcends and even defies categorization, and a rigid summary of what this fabulous album sounds like is essentially a redundant and rather futile exercise.