Heavier, protuberating and incisive lengthy guitar lines certainly are the highest virtuosity of this band, that really knows how to build a strictly cohesive atmosphere of poetic demise, letting all go down, while holding the basis of a truthful sonorous ground of harmonic and condescending resilience. It has been a while, since the last time I have listened such a heavier, profound and exhilaratingly abyssal album, on the post-rock genre.
While the guitar lines are the most impressive feature on Woven Trail, Vy Pole manages to be quite unique: they can be heavier, while at the same time being smooth, they can be cutting clouds at the deepest lines of your wounds, while at the same time being soft, they can be incisively aggressive, while at the same time they manage to be profoundly melodic, they can be precisely obscure and incisive, while at the same time, they can be serene and reflexive, they can be motionless and ecstatic, while at the same time, they can move tempestuous sonorous winds throughout your head, and they can be exasperatingly calm, while at the same time they can be toughly hard. It is really a two way road, that they bound together with such a cohesion, and a matter of virtuous decency, that you will certainly feel astounded when listening to this album. It’s absolutely great, and voraciously fantastic.
While having, on the other hand, a little sadness at the wider spectrum of the ambience that surrounds the greatness of the music, you will filter and ignite the essential melancholy that the sound spreads throughout the photosphere of its linear and clean somber path, believing in feelings awaken by the music. Such a great combination of qualities can never go unnoticed. You have to listen to this beautiful album, you will certainly feel completely enchanted by it.
Completely fundamental to post-rock enthusiasts already at the first hearing, this is an album that has it all to please its audience. Somber atmospheres, melancholic heavenly melodies, aggressive generosities, compulsive and compounding rhythms, always at the edge of a profoundly lucid and impending calmness, cutting spaces filled with their own void surrounded by its own darkness within, Woven Trail, by Vy Pole is certainly one of the best albums of the year. Although a little long – almost fifty minutes – it is not monotonous at all, never disappoints and manages to surprise you at every track. Don’t miss on this one, or you will be greatly sorry. Woven Trail, by Russian post-rock outfit Vy Pole, certainly will become a milestone and a fundamental highlight of the genre.