The first four tracks are post rock induced indie rock songs. Yes, songs, with vocals. With a calm, relaxed atmosphere, these tunes are beautifully immersive, and that comes from someone who is not a fan of vocals in this kind of music. Then again, with a sound in between acts like Ef, Foals, The XX and more traditional post rock bands, Nihiling certainly delivered something captivating and convincing, something even Sigur Ros has never managed to do for me.
Part two of the record consists of four elaborate instrumental post rock songs in the vein of bands like This Will Destroy You, Mogwai or Explosions In The Sky. For me personally, these are the four highlights of the album. 'Cellardoor' is my favorite track, a brilliantly built-up piece of music which is simply irresistible to fans of the genre. It shows exactly how good this band is in instrumental songwriting.
In all, I think this is an excellent album, certainly worthy of your attention. If you are a fan of post rock, this one definitely deserves a spot on your undoubtedly overloaded shelf. So go ahead, check it out and allow yourself to dwell in the captivating sound of Nihiling. I'm positive that you will not regret it...