Music: Kyte

Posted on September 27, 2010


Artist: Kyte (2008)
jusco’s Rating: ★★★★

How to describe Kyte? Maybe a mixture of Sigur Rós and The Postal Service, but ultimately creates a wholly original and unique sound. An indie electro pop group (it can even be considered as post-rock) hailing from the UK, their experimentation with grandiose ambient music produces a pleasing and easily accessible sound.

The songs are quiet and reflective, Nick Moon’s hushed vocals attempting to convey a secret message as if it was only meant for you. There are a couple of songs that are remarkably epic, growing in splendour and building up to a rich fullness that can sweep you off into another world.

The downside is the length; with only 7 songs, and 1 being instrumental, it’s more of an EP length. For those who want a full-length album, check out their latest, Dead Waves. Also, some may find their songs too repetitive and similar. It’s all up to preference so have a listen and decide for yourself.

Their first self-titled album has not been widely distributed (Kyte is more popular in UK and Japan) but if you manage to get your hands on it, I highly recommend it to those looking for something new and refreshing.

Personal highlights:
Track 2: Boundaries
Track 3: Secular Ventures
Track 4: Sunlight

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