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Empty Yard Experiment (E.Y.E) – ‘Kallisti’ review

Genre-defying second album from multinational prog rockers

Empty Yard Experiment (E.Y.E) - Kallisti cover

1. Sunyata
2. Greenflash
3. Red
4. The Blue Eyes Of A Dog
5. There Will Never Be
6. Entropy
7. Blue
8. Anomie
9. Lost In A Void That I Know Too Well
12.God Has His Reasons
14.The Call

Bojan Preradovic – Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Mehdi Gr – Lead Guitar
Kaveh Kashani – Bass
Gorgin Asadi – Keys
Josh Saldanha – Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals

Every so often, a new release comes along that defies any easy description, one that needs to be heard to be understood, and the multinational act Empty Yard Experiment’s second album ‘Kallisti’ is a prime example. Though it’s been available as a download via Bandcamp since March of this year, ‘Kallisti’ gets a wider release on 29th September.

A melting pot of ideas, melding progressive, melodic alt-rock and instrumental post-rock, ‘Kallisti’ has the potential to reach a large cross-section of audiences and ages. Luring in with the simple piano intro of ‘Sunyata’, the band then launches into rockier territory with ‘Greenflash’, one that might appeal to fans of Tool circa ‘Aenima’. It’s in this fashion that the album continues, interspersing the rockier tracks with quieter, introspective moments and instrumentals – if you’re looking for an album to get lost in, this made just be the one for you. Other highlights include the AIC-esque ‘Entropy’, the exotically-flavoured ‘Untitled’ and ‘God Has His Reasons’, an addictive track for which a promo video has been released (watch below).

Utterly engaging and defying any easy descriptions, Empty Yard Experiment and ‘Kallisti’ both deserve the attention. If you’re into any kind of progressive, forward-thinking music, post-rock or melodic alt-rock, give this a listen.

‘Kallisti’ is streaming now at http://emptyyardexperiment.bandcamp.com/album/kallisti, and will be available internationally on 29th September.

The video for ‘God Has His Reasons’:

For fans of: Tool, Filter, Tesseract, Porcupine Tree, latter-day Opeth


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