The style of Endlos is very much Post-Rock, with its gradually shifting instrumentation and layering towards a climax. However, it’s not strictly post-rock as some of the tracks like Gestern warst du anders had a more electronica feel to them.
The album is 5 tracks long but each track is over 5 minutes long with some stretching to 8 minutes. The album begins with a build-up track in the form of “Gestern warst du anders”. The track begins with static noises and incidental sounding instrumentation before whisking off into a giant whirlpool of melodies, textures and rhythms that totally envelops the listener. The slow transformation of the lead line into a distorted mess, beautiful synth lines and guitar lines give this slow track a raw energy that satisfies thoroughly.
The second track, Renne durch dein Leben focuses on a totally different sort of mood. More frantic and spontaneous, it brings the listener on a ride where the destination is a cavernous sounding combination of guitars, drums and reverb effects.
The album slows down from here on, making good on its promise of melancholy. The next 3 tracks are all melancholic excursions. Ich bin Dur is a slow number featuring the appearance of a saxophone line. Although I had hoped for greater involvement, the saxophone playing was brief and lacked impact. It is however a great try at something different.
Hast du viele hast du keine didn’t strike me as too different from other melancholic post-rock songs I have heard and Ist das alles sounded like a melancholic and slower version of “Renne durch dein Leben”.
In all, the album by Endlos is one that I don’t regret having listened to. There are some great moments in there and if you like your music epic, all the better. I’m looking forward to more from these guys in the future.
Thanks to Benne at One Bit Wonder for the introduction to Endlos on his fantastic netlabel.
Netlabel: One Bit Wonder