Despite the fact that, at least initially, their sound can be felt as almost ordinary and generic, gradually, the band becomes more peculiar, audacious and authorial, though in the very limited musical context of the elements that drive the genre’s boundaries. Nevertheless, the music of SEE has a primordial identity of fragile and poetic textures, that reclaims modest degrees of gracious originality. With beautiful and dynamic melodies – that expands its organic tissue through an imperatively dense, ordained and pleasant configuration –, the album, little by little, captivates the listener, by virtue of the splendid strength that revolves around the redemptive, though discreet qualities that are abundantly unveiled by a dissolving universe of sensible and delicate music.
While SEE is not exactly a masterpiece, in the best moments, and they are abundant, the album definitely gets near the fantastic. With a cohesive, but relatively graceful epicenter of melodic calmness – that can be extensively abrasive, to a certain degree –, their style departs from the symbiosis of a majestic, but almost invariable expansive restlessness, that slowly conceives and punctuates the music with a sensational level of creativity, moderate experimentalism and sonorous consistence, that effectively makes the record a voluntary triumph of expressive and conscious virtuous sensibilities.
SEE is an album that possibly all enthusiasts of post rock are going to be passionate about it. With a musical style that can be energetic, but at the same time patient – aligned in a horizon of subtle and vague beauty – Old Solar definitely proves with this fascinating album that they are undoubtedly a relevant musical act for the contemporary underground scene.