Review Summary: Sepiamusic has a strong second release.
Sepiamusic is the project of Michael Miltersen and Erin Chapman, based in Denmark.
Trenches is their debut United States album with 12 tracks overall, and second album in their discography. Trenches is a mixture of instruments with electronic, with the final touch of Erin Chapman's voice. The production is authentic, relying on the soundscapes and vocals more than being technically perfect. You can visualize the instruments; they sound alive with just enough 'looseness' to make the album have a warm inviting feel.
The first track, "Stone", sets the stage: layers and layers tied together with Erin's vocals. Starting with Erin's soft voice, then adding electronic soundscapes, the orchestral backdrop. The song kicks off with the main beat in play, and all of the elements being used full force to back up Erin.
R.I.D. features both Michael and Erin on vocals. Simple guitar strumming that plays along with the duo's singing sets a nice tone for the song. Add onto that various electronic elements, more guitar work, and a simple beat, and you have a track that encompasses Sepiamusic's style.
Prototype is the highlight of the album (a reworked version from their first album). It starts slowly, Erin's soft singing leading into the rest of the song.
Overall a smooth album with very few filler or boring parts.