Disconnected by SetsudanRelease date: October 28, 2016
If you don’t know them, Setsudan is a fresh British instrumental progressive band based out of Sheffield. The band’s line-up is guitarist Krys Bangert, bassist Christopher Dean and drummer Robert Richards. In the end of 2016 they released Disconnected, this album holds 5 tracks that is based on various psychological themes.
If you listen to it, it’s hard to believe that 3 musicians can come up with such a thick sound, which is drenched in several effects. And I mean this in a good way, I’ve listened to the album several times to appreciate how talented they are in the use of different music styles. As the information provided, Krys Bangert recorded, produced and mastered the whole album, which is a thumbs up!
The songs themselves are stories on their own, consisting on several progressions masterfully connected to each other into creating an adventure. This might be the hate it or love it point of the album. But that’s for you to find out. But this proves that they’ve mastered the art of playing several genres and bringing it to one song.
The first 4 songs are some 10 minutes long and have a general theme going one with some nice solos. The only feeling I had was that the last song could be split up into multiple pieces. It’s a full 18-ish minutes of musical genres combined. But there’s just so much going on, which gives you the feeling of listening to several different songs.
In the end give them a chance they are well worth your time.