Track Of The Day #943: The Silver Reserve – A Wild Look

Track Of The Day #943: The Silver Reserve – A Wild Look

The great French philosopher and existential thinker Jean-Paul Sartre dedicated his life to freedom and authenticity. And having just listened to ‘A Wild Look’ – one of 13 tracks that will comprise The Silver Reserve‘s forthcoming eponymous debut album – these are concepts with which the West Yorkshire band is undoubtedly very familiar.

Rising out of the ashes of the Leeds-based trio Rusty Bear (whose debut album Source to Sea was released in 2012 to great critical acclaim), The Silver Reserve have taken their predecessor’s folk template and gently liberated it through the prisms of neo-psychedelia and krautrock to create an inspired, veritable synthesis of sound.

‘A Wild Look’ reflects upon the passing of a loved one and their subsequent appearances in the writer’s dreams. Gently spun around its axis by the whirring rotary insistence of its drum beat, the music that frames these memories begins to assume a similar, ethereal trance-like state. Delicate vocal harmonies and some beautifully understated liquid-guitar lines slowly merge to elevate the song above and beyond its inherent sadness and onto some other transcendental plane. This transformation of reality is the point at which The Silver Reserve and Jean-Paul Sartre may well co-exist.

More information on The Silver Reserve can be found HERE

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