Kapiller Ferenc, besides arranging the most gifted melodies in a pattern of ascendance that makes his guitar cry beautifully all the way throughout the record, gravely confides to the melancholy of his soft harmonies the intrinsically implicit colours of his tunes. Nonetheless, he never renounces the heavy atmospheres of anger and solitude, that bravely amplifies in great scales the spirit of his art, inspired by the confidence of a serenity that relies all the time in the multitude of an artistic and prophetic sound, able to encompass in the excellence of his poetic proposal, the celestial dome of this groundbreaking artistic achievement.
As if everything about this great masterpiece was just a little over the top, before the record reaches the end, the listener is contemplated with the most amazing gift: a vocal track, namely “Feathers and Bones” – sung by Nullingroots singer Cameron Boesch – vocals with the most incredible Black Metal vibe, that easily surpasses – while at the same time incorporates – the raw elements of Black Metal vocals, astoundingly building over the song structure the cadences of a symmetry that simulates, but never easily allows, intrinsic passages where the guitar riffs slowly builds arcane undulations of perspective, giving to this track in particular such a unique vibe, that only a marvelous songwriter could bring to life. An over the top creation, that crafts the blending and melting of different genres into a perfect masterpiece, impossible to describe in words. The third track, Tesla And Tunguska, is a cover song – Kapiller Ferenc’s rereading of Far Away From City Walls, by Erudite Stoner – as well as the sixth track, Death In Norilsk, Kapiller Ferenc’s rework of Amber, by Endless Melancholy.
Released May 16, with 8 beautifully created and executed songs, Holocene gives a golden crown to the already marvelous Release the Long Ships short, but consistent discography. With one record being always far more exciting than its predecessor, Release the Long Ships is a continuous rising star in the underground scenario with his ever expanding constellation of impressive outsized creativity, proving, record after record, that his overwhelming shining capabilities and growing hunger for art never fades away. With its warmth the sun can take you out of the cold, but with a guitar, Kapiller Ferenc can take tears out of your eyes. Being able to truly touch your heart, and bring the most marvelous emotions from the most thriving landscapes of your conscience, after hearing a great record like this, you can really say, for once and for all, that you came to know what perfect music sounds like.