Syberia "Empire of Oppression" (Blacklight Media Records)
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Syberia "Empire of Oppression" from "Seeds of Change".
“The video is an extension of the main theme of the album: the instinct of survival to avoid losing individuality and freedom of thought in the current world in which we live. The female image of the actress represents a plus of difficulty added by her status as a woman. The ‘Empire of Oppression’ we are talking about is much more difficult for them because of the current society in which we live both in Spain, Europe, and in the world in general. We have hope, in the end she runs away.”
Oscar Linares Rovira: Guitar
Jordi Crespo Espert: Guitar / Synths
Joaquim Torres González: Bass
Oscar Caselles Perez: Drums
Syberia craft intricate and involving post-rock opuses, and they have never sounded more assured than on Seeds Of Change. Following in the footsteps of Caspian, Mogwai and Russian Circles, their instrumental works are complex yet instantly accessible, weighty, gorgeously melodic, and always deeply moving. "At first, we didn't have a clear concept for the record, and we also didn't have a predetermined idea on what kind of musical direction it was to take. Once we started working on each song, the ideas started flowing and we weren't shy about trying different things and approaching soundscapes we hadn't explored previously. The pieces started fitting with each other by themselves, and each song's identity finally became a part of a very powerful whole." Certainly, whether experienced as individual tracks or as an album in its entirety, "powerful" is a good word to describe the music that they have created, marking a high point in an already impressive career.