Pyrit – UFO
Pyrit’s “UFO” is an aural transmission from another universe. Impossible to pigeonhole the songs bring together an unusual plethora of styles, from Krautrock to pop and everything in between. Songs expand out into the unknowable as the vocals take on an ethereal quality. At times the intersection of these many elements results in a nearly classical sound, as it becomes too large to attribute to anyone or anything.
Starting off with a dry crisp western twang is the soulful “Fade Away”. Gradually building up the band increases the volume growing ever stronger with each reiteration. Dramatic in tone is the mournful “Bright Eyes”. Repetition here works wonders as small changes help it grow in scope and sadness, with even the synthesizer’s decay harping upon the dissolution of sound, from singular elements into a teeming living breathing whole. With a clear debt to the 70s is the nostalgia hued work of “Q Bird”. Wordless in tone the song has a cinematic air to it. Lounge-tinted is the late night vibe of “Free” which would not be out of place on a David Lynch soundtrack. By far the highlight of the album is the clever mystical sound of “Time For Wind”. Bringing it to a close is the gargantuan sounds of “Dirt On The Ground”.
By possessing such an impressive palette of sound Pyrit’s “UFO” stands alone as a unique creature in a sea of sound.