When you look at the influences, you might understand. Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Brian Eno but also Sunn O))), Ulver and Pink Floyd are in there and in a way you can hear all of them, be it in an acoustic setting. So don't expect any bombast or intense riffing. Expect to dwell in awesome acoustic music.
Spectrale is the brainchild of Jeff Grimal, musician and artist. For this project, he chose for acoustic and esoteric exploration. Acoustic guitars, cello and drums make up most of the music and often some shamanic vocals appear as well. I can't help but think of acts like Barn Owl but Spectrale seems to handle things differently. They balance on the edge between folk, ambient and progressive rock music with an immersive and hypnotic sound. Hell, even Anathema comes to mind at times.
In the end, the album will probably fit in best between your ritual ambient albums but I can just as well see these guys play at a festival like Desertfest. The whole thing is simply a thrilling and exciting musical journey. I'm not going into a song by song description but I can tell you that tracks like 'Andromede' and 'Landing' are masterfully crafted pieces of music and they are far from the only ones on this album. Check it out, it's different but it's also a very welcome addition to your collection.