Norway - Full Moon 194 - 07/03/12
Last Stop On Bimini Road
Drowning Witch Audio
Sid Savant (a.k.a. Steinar N. Kristoffersen) is creating his music on
the dark side of the road. He's driving without holding the steering
wheel, just to see where the
journey takes him - and a map is the last thing he wants. Or, this is
music from the dark side of the woods. He's riding bareback without
holding the reins, just to see
where he's taken - without controlling the tempo. This is music to be
filed under industrial, progressive avant rock.
Last Stop On Bimini Road is the second album by Sid Savant,
and it is the follow-up to Cripls from 2009. Savant describes
his album as: 'Doomsday
prophecies wrapped in colourful silk'. Quite a fitting tag, I'd
say. This is tales of doom nicely
wrapped. Opener "Industrial Indian Death Rattle" sort of sets the mood.
This is high level drama rock. Sid Savant doesn't fear the heavily
theatrical, he seems to love
all exaggerated and excessively dramatic. Which is both good and bad.
He's not willing to compromise. At all. Savant is an 'Artist'. Capital
A. He's also a multi-instrumentalist,
and he's done most of the album as a solo thing: drums, percussion,
bass, guitars, keyboards, vocals. The only additional collaborators are
one Camara (on vocals), and
Mads "Madsenjammer" Madsen (on viola).
Even though I'm not into all his music (or this genre in general), I
must admit Sid Savant is a pro, and he's created quite a total, a
fulfilled album. To mention some
songs shining through, I'd say "Fortress", "Fascist For Freedom",
"Prelude To Some Very Bad Things", "Poetry, 1945", and "Hong Mengarian
Nothingness". Sid Savant is for
sure a free spirit. He's probably the one choosing the opposite
direction or path of what's recommended or suggested.
Copyright © 2012 Håvard Oppøyen