Many bands go under the radar, even within the progressive music genre. One of those bands is Indelible and their debut album, Remnants In Red, which was released in 2011. The line-up contains two multi-instrumentalists, Marius Sjoli and Robert Osgood. Joining them are Mona Sjoli (vocals) and Jason Walton (bass).
On their label’s website, they are listed as “Giallo Rock”, which has been inspired by Goblin as well as other bands like the mellower sounds of Opeth, The Opium Cartel (Norway) and many other similar bands on the Kscope record label.
All of the songs are between the two & five minute marks, with the entire album clocking in at about 35 minutes. This leaves you repeating the album or wanting more. Personally, I think it’s a little short for my tastes but it doesn’t take away from my enjoyment of the music.
There are both male and female vocals on the album, with the female vocals remind me of Kate Bush & similar artists. The male vocals tend to be mellow, almost in the shoe-gaze vein. Both compliment each other, which to me is a strong point. Another strong point is the instrumentation.
If you need more incentive about this band, you can visit their Bandcamp page (link can be found by clicking on their Official Website). On that page it lets you listen to the entire album which helps the listener decide if the music is to their liking.
My final words about Remnants In Red is that it‘s a highly recommended release from 2011. Hopefully their next album will open them to a wider audience especially fans of the afore mentioned bands..
Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on March 9th, 2012