Sian Alice Group The Dusk Line

Sian Alice Group The Dusk Line
Following the success of Sian Alice Group’s debut LP, 59:59, comes The Dusk Line, a beautifully executed exercise in restraint. Recorded during the same sessions as the wildly ambitious 59:59, this four-track EP strips the band down to their core. No longer are there myriad players and styles hitting you at once. No longer does shoegaze turn into folk then improv and back again. Rather, one singular sound is the focus, revolving exclusively around Sian Ahern’s ghostly vocals and Rupert Clervaux’s grand piano. For a brief 12 minutes, tinkering keys and voice take you through reverb-drenched compositions of the most intimate nature, needing nothing more to suck you into their sepia-toned world. It’s an aesthetic previously touched upon within 59:59 but one now fully embraced — rich blankets of instruments not required. If the 59 minutes and 19 seconds of 59:59 weren’t enough, this added dozen are guaranteed to whet your appetite. (Social Registry)