The Sky Is is a band from Poland, formed in 2011. In 2012 they released a first three track, only now followed by this new effort. 'Télépathie' contains five tracks and clocks off at a bit under thirty minutes. In thier biography, they mentioned that they support Russian Circles in Warsaw and by sheer coincidence, that is the first band I thought about when I started listening to 'Entangled' and 'Kudzu'. Much like Russian Circles, The Sky Is comes up with immersive, riff-based post rock and post metal, flavored with hints of doom and stoner rock.
There are two other bands that come to mind too. The outstanding and captivating bass play reminds me of Australian colleagues Meniscus. Some aspects of the music come quite close to Tool as well. Then, there are the thick, led heavy doom metal riffs, Sabbathian if you will. Halfway through 'Depths' I found myself banging my head, slowly but still, heavy stuff. I don't often headbang to post-rock/metal but when I do, you can be damn sure that there's a highly talented band playing.
So yes, I think The Sky Is is a pretty talented band. They certainly succeeded in delivering an impressive and well varied album, even though it might be a bit too short. In that case, just play it twice in a row like I am doing at the moment. This one deserves your attention and perhaps that of certain festival bookers too. I'd like to see this live on day but for now, let's all enjoy 'Télépathie', a damn fine post-whatever album...