With the predominance of almost ecstatic components into their music, Kayos as an album manages to transpire a very intimate vibrating atmosphere, while at the same time eludes a very dramatic, but inspiringly confident vibe to the sound as a whole. With protuberant channels of dreaming excellence, despite the predominating atmosphere of ecstatic sound – that calmly evokes the feeling that something major is going to happen – they slowly build an agonizing principle of fear and expectation, that manages to be remarkably interesting, and not tedious at all. Nevertheless, you have to be very familiarized with the genre, and with the feelings the soundscape evokes, to really appreciate the album, that seems to reluctantly create everything a very good Post Rock album is expected to have. With the calm digression and the slow construction of something primordial, the sound of Flash The Readies in Kayos is a mastermind achievement of primordial excellence, that meticulously build in the air the expectation of something awkwardly unknown. With the ability to transcend and dilapidate calmness, the music in Kayos takes the listener to another dimension, where everything is more quiet and satisfied, and everything is sound sculpted with the sovereignty of serenity, upon which you verify into your soul the unscathed abrasiveness of silent shadows that never leaves your heart.
With profoundly singular components, that make them sound very unique, Flash The Readies sounds like God is an Astronaut meets Crippled Black Phoenix, although this description is very vague, and you cannot really think you know how they sound, until you listen to them. Although I will not call this album a masterpiece, it gets very close. A spectacular record, that triturates the emptiness of the sound and smashes the corrosive notes of its harmonies to create something entirely different, they manage to build a sonorous magnetic field, that has on calmness, tranquility and patience a primary component that does everything to create a craft and an element peculiar to their style. In fact, they build a whole pragmatic consonantal sound wave, that engulfs everything on its way, especially your soul, your body and your conscience, slowly modifying and converting to a very specific mode the engines responsible for standardizing your thoughts.
A terrific work of art, Kayos, by Flash The Readies, is a magnificent record, that manages to be interesting without being monotonous. Expanding the grounds of Post Rock into a more dreaming and metaphysical realm, their style condones the imperial vicissitudes of the major antagonisms of the universe of thoughts, creating a world of its own, made of sound, passionate reflections and terrifying mortality. But all of this is impregnated with so much postulated and dense beauty, that each and every note, each and every second of their music makes you inhabit an imponderable soundscape outside the ordinary realms and patterns of existence, where everything is more beautiful, intense, dispersive and unexpected. Exactly like their sound.