Sraiges Efektas – ‘Klaidosklaida’

A creative blend of rock and electronic experimentation is on display throughout Klaidosklaida, the new album from Sraiges Efektas, a band from Vilnius, Lithuania. A compelling, atmospheric sound lingers, with emphasis on texture and rewarding structural builds. Thematically, these sprawling soundscapes play with resonance in capturing a myriad of human experiences, from experiencing loneliness to searching for love and addictions. The album itself is described as “about human reconciliation with the diversity of the world and the search for one’s place in society.”

The brooding “Tylos” is enjoyably representative of the aesthetical intrigue. Its 7+ minutes capture the band’s eclectic tonal range, expanding from a murky, ominous layering into anthemic, rousing rock theatrics. The final minute captivates with its warming guitar distortion and sense of fulfillment. “Sviesos” is another standout, kicking off with thunderous guitar punches and descending beautifully into a western-y, twangy creeping. Sporadic eruptions in vocal passion and guitar ferocity make for multiple spine-tingling sections. Showing a bountiful range of climactic builds, Klaidosklaida is a riveting album from Sraiges Efektas.

“Sviesos” and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of July 2023’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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