Saline Grace – Blacksmith’s Fire (CD Album – Deeper Water Records)
Genre/Influences: Ethereal, neo-classic, cinematographic.
Background/Info: German duo Saline Grace is already active for a couple of years now, but isn’t releasing new work on a regular basis. Four years after the previous work, multi instrumentalist Ricardo Hoffmann and Ines Pollok are back on track unleashing their third full length.
Content: “Blacksmith’s Fire” is a sweet mix between different influences. There’s a part of folk music running through the songs, which is joined by elevating ethereal elements and a kind of evasive feeling recovering the global production. It sometimes sounds a bit like melancholic troubadour music, which is mainly composed with authentic instruments injecting a soul to the work.
+ + + : Saline Grace features the word ‘grace’, which is one of the main adjectives to describe the work of the band. It’s a graceful sound composed with refined tones and melancholic atmospheres. This is the kind of music you can dream away to. The vocals are an essential aspect and especially the way the lyrics have been performed like little stories.
– – – : The album is fully enjoyable, but maybe missing this little extra resulting in potential ethereal hits.
Conclusion: Saline Grace composes music to listen to and simply relax. The new work is the perfect cure to get all the daily stress to fade away.
Best songs: “Autumn Night”, “The Cyclone Of Our Seasons”, “Blacksmith’s Fire”.
Band & Label: www.salinegrace.de / www.facebook.com/salinegrace.dwr
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