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Artist: Lost in Kiev
Label: Pelagic Records
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 26 April 2019

Parisian meta-post-rock outfit Lost in Kiev return with their long-awaited third album, Persona. Layered with thick synth textures and a great sense of melancholy and drama, the LP further expand their own idiosyncratic take on cinematic, contemporary post rock...

Lost in Kiev are an instrumental, suggestive post rock band, whose music is cinematic in scope. Their music is all about performance too, so this is a band that's best experienced live. Persona conjures up a million and one visual stories in the listener's mind. The band incorporate movie style dialogue throughout the tracks, to help add a basic plot idea behind the songs. I'm still not sure if I'm onboard with this, as some of the words are a little twee and some of the acting is not quite up to scratch. But it's the music that's the most important element and the cinematic rock vibe works really well.

The album is made up of 9 tracks (44 min, 09 sec) and it's one that really does grow on you. On a first listen it's the haunting instrumentals that you tune into, but as you continue to listen the dialogue helps to add another layer.


Nick Smithson

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