“Dynamic Root Rock Experience” is the term that SIENA ROOT uses to describe its music, and it is exactly this experience what makes the Swedes’ new album “Revelation” so attractive for the listener: an uncompromising mixture of mesmerizing rhythms, heavy riffs, beautiful solos and emotional vocals. The band treats the listener with a ride further than the band ever went before, to experience how eastern acoustic folk tunes blend with hard rock and northern wilderness. It is a dynamic root rock revelation!
For twenty years in the bands’ history the Swedes have constantly been working something new, changing their approach and experimenting a lot. Siena Root covers the complete musical spectrum of the band without showing any consideration for genre conventions. “Creative standstill is a total taboo for us. What makes us special is the combination of being in the business for a very long time (+15 years) and yet trying out loads of different things. The many faces of the band is a part of its identity and strength”, as the band says. At present, the live spine of Siena Root is a quartett, consisting of Zubaida Solid, Sam Riffer, Johan Borgström and Love Forsberg.
Siena Root has been touring frequently in Europe since the early 00’s, and producing a wide range of genre-blending songs. Often their concerts featured prominent guest musicians. Live performances are the definite lifeblood of the band. Their shows often evolve into wild improvised live sessions (to be heard especially on the live album “Root Jam” released in 2011) from where they draw the ideas for the studio work. As the pandemic lockdown has not killed their touring spirit, they will probably come out even stronger.
For that the band used as usual solely analogue equipment. Only for the final transfer they were forced to go digital but not for the vinyl version: “So for your best sonic experience, make sure that you get the vinyl!” This is another tradition the band hold dear, as Siena Root swear by the black groove from the beginning of their career. In 2004, their debut album was already released as a double vinyl. The vinyl boom was still in the distant future and back then it was not so easy for a newcomer band to push such a costly release through.
The new album “Revelation” has become the most versatile in the career of Siena Root; the band is leaping between strong melodies and beautiful harmonies, guided by this fantastic strong female voice. With their unbelievable range of various styles the eleven tracks show the musical ingenuity of the band. “Revelation” will become a musical favourite dish for the listener with all the wisely selected ingredients, carefully seasoned by experienced musicians who have a perfect sense for the right moment when handmade root rock is ready to be served.
|09.09.23||Puch bei Weiz||Stone Break Festival||AT|