The debut album from Sydney trio SOLKYRI is brimming full of youthful exuberance, showcasing the band's energetic approach to post-rock, whilst also displaying a newfound maturity in their craftsmanship and experimentalism.
'Are You My Brother?' creates conversation between fragile and intimate moments and episodes of immense power, between warm ambience and pure euphoric outcry. This album makes use of a plethora of instruments and tone colours to paint a vivid picture that encompasses a myriad of colour and mood. 'Are You My Brother?' displays the band's intention to experiment musically outside of the world of post-rock, whilst still paying homage to all that is beautiful about the genre. It aims to capture the human experiences of longing and belonging, of seeking and discovery, and of love and loss.
released 07 May 2013
All music written and performed by Solkyri.
Solkyri are Adam Mostek, Andrew Pearsall and Nick Hall
Produced by Dax Liniere
Recorded and mixed by Dax Liniere at Puzzle Factory Sound Studio
String and brass arrangements by Nick Hall and Dax Liniere
Mastered by Sean Diggins
Artwork by Nat Carroll - seamstress.net.au
Vocals and Lyrics on Track 5 by Hannah Cameron
Additional Vocals on Track 9 by Solkyri and Dax Liniere
Trumpet on tracks 1, 4, 7, 8 and 9 by Jonathan Baker
French Horn on tracks 1, 4, 7, 8 and 9 by Kara Hahn
Trombone on tracks 1, 4, 7, 8 and 9 by Christopher Retter
Violin on tracks 1, 4, 7, 8 and 9 by Benjamin Tjoa
Viola on tracks 1, 4, 7, 8 and 9 by Benjamin Haire
Cello on tracks 1, 4, 7, 8 and 9 by Douglas Emery
Additional Violin on Track 1 and 9 by Pandora Holliday
Synths on Track 1 by Alex Wilson