Long days can truly take their toll on the mind and body. After it all, we all have our ways to wind down and move on whether it be preparing an easy to make a meal in the microwave, reading a book, or hearing a new piece of music. For me, it’s obviously the latter, and today I truly needing something special so I went to a place I was almost certain to find something to help me out: the instrumental rock section of Bandcamp. And holy fuck did I find something! Coming in the form of the band’s first album, “We Are Trees” is truly something else in more than one way.
It’s something about the world of instrumental rock that really just connects with the soul on a completely different level that it just blows my mind every time I come across it. So many bands can do so much with it, and it’s thanks to that that we can get bands like The Last Sighs of the Wind. Long name, but quite imaginative, potent, and intriguing. Should their name not make you ponder what they sound like, then maybe their simple but striking cover art will. Even if that doesn’t draw you in, you still need to hear what this band has created for their first go at a full-length album. “We Are Trees” is no less than a gripping masterpiece of instrumentalism that’s nigh on impeccable in every sense! Every pluck of the string, each beat, and all the rhythms convey so much emotion without even a voice to tie in all together that it just fucking pulls you in even more to the world that these friends from Belarus craft with no stone left unturned to make “We Are Trees” an album that’s as exciting as it is provoking. The Last Sighs of the Wind easily shows that they’ve incredible talent to truly make this record one the likes of which does no less than sweep over everyone who listens to it, and if that’s not a sign of a magnificent album then I don’t fucking know what is! Everything that could’ve gone right with this album definitely happens, and I couldn’t be happier. Many would think an album that’s wrapped in an environmental theme would get a little stale, but The Last Sighs of the Wind pulls it off with utmost majesty. “We Are Trees” is an unbelievably layered, complex, and dynamic album the likes of which you cannot allow to pass you by no matter what!
This is exactly what I wanted to fucking find when I sat down at my computer today. “We Are Trees” is the perfect album to experience at the end of the day because it embodies the ebb and flow of nature itself, and is also a marvelous post rock album that even manages to incorporate some metal to make this a truly interesting and bring all new dynamics into the mix. The Last Sighs of the Wind have a fucking immaculate album to start off with! They couldn’t have a fucking better start to a possibly illustrious career as a band, and I can’t help but feel that these guys will return soon enough to blow our minds in ways that blow this one right out of the fucking water. You mark my words.
LISTEN to “We Are Trees” on Bandcamp here.
LIKE The Last Sighs of the Wind on Facebook here.