Katre
Encounters


4.0
excellent

Review

by Alex Ioakimides USER (18 Reviews)
March 10th, 2017 | 4 replies


Release Date: 2017 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Encouters features some truly wonderful moments throughout and because it’s a coherent album the listeners will only get the full experience if they listen from the beginning to end. Be prepared to be put into a dream like state.

In a genre known for its introspection and contemplating darkness it’s refreshing when bands put a twist on this formula. Listening to Katre’s debut album Encounters you can’t help but think this is a work that encompasses the values of post-rock while pushing the boundaries with their experimentation.

Drawing inspiration from the eastern culture they grew up in, the four piece band from Turkey seamlessly blends post rock/post metal with eastern traditional, folk music. They achieve this by applying the e-bow on electric and fretless guitars and by weaving traditional melodies into their musical compositions.

Those influences are evident in the first track of the album ‘’Underwater World’’ where they have collaborated with the legendary musician and inventor of the first fretless classical guitar, Erkan Ogur. ‘’Underwater World’’ starts off as a dreamy, haunting track before the Turkish folk legend’s stringed instrument evokes a melancholic, heart-wrenching feeling found in an Anatolian folk song.

After the four minute mark the song explodes into a post metal number with guitars getting heavier while the drums bring out insecurity and darkness with every snap of the snare.

‘’Encounters’’ grapples with the theme of existence and is being inspired by the stages that span conception and birth to growth and self-awareness the album is broken down into two chapters- Existing and Existence.

The songs in both chapters are steadily built and composed to escalate at some point with energy starting to build after a slow start.

On notable tracks ‘’It is All New’’ and ‘’Heaviest Leaves’’ they combine serene ambience with more heavy blues-oriented riffs.

The album features some truly wonderful moments throughout and because it’s a coherent album the listeners will only get the full experience if they listen from the beginning to end. Be prepared to be put into a dream like state.



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SnakeDelilah
March 10th 2017


19746 Comments


one review per day

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Mythodea
March 10th 2017


4121 Comments


Nice little review you've got here. The album has a pleasing sound, indeed, but I want to comment on how brilliantly produced it is. Crisp and clean.

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MercuryToHell
Contributing Reviewer
March 11th 2017


1253 Comments


Two reviews in quick succession could be impacting on your writing style, I'd suggest grouping some of your thoughts together in paragraphs and bulking it out a little bit before submitting.
That being said, you do a good job giving the listener an idea of what they're in for.
Pos.

InsightOut
March 11th 2017


25 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks Endlessly for the comments guys... Well I had a bit of time on me hands... The truth is I was trying to upload my previous review for a good few days now but the site would get stuck... Thank you once more!



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