Siena Root – The Secret Of Our Time
Siena Root came to life in Stockholm and is today considered one of the pioneering Swedish bands in roots rock music. They persistently pulled through with releasing their first album on vinyl back in 2004, long before the retro trend had people carrying down their old turntables from the attic. The quest to bring out the beauty of analogue music production to the listeners continued. The live act came to be an uncompromising show, using all the heavy vintage equipment that most bands lack the strength and passion to carry along. Even a full size multi-track tape recorder was brought on tour during the recording of the live album. The immense dedication to do it all the way is what made Siena Root stand out from the bunch.
With a vast discography, the success of their previous longplayer “The Dream Of Lasting Peace” and a reputation of being an extraordinary live act, Siena Root is back in 2020 with a new conceptual album called “The Secret Of Our Time”. Siena Root is well-known for its rainbow spectra of appearances, its many great guest artists, its broad musical range and its unique interpretations of classic rock music. The sound of “The Seceret Of Our Time” is as solid as ever, exploring the boarders between blues, psych, folk and rock. This time more refined with some extra talent and genuine production craftsmanship. The new album features a fluid line-up of guests, friends and old band members, in the same spirit as the previous live album, “Root Jam” (2011). This time the lead vocals are shared between new talent Zubaida Solid and Swedish blues star Lisa Lystam (Lisa Lystam Family Band). Some of the guest featured are Stefan Koglek of German Stoner- and Psychedelic-Rockband Colour Haze and KG West aka KG Westman, previous member of Siena Root. The album consists of nine tracks, ranging from heavy blues to playful space rock in a delicate blend, just the way Siena Root always does it. Recorded with vintage equipment in a studio in the Swedish northern forest and produced in-house in a true, 100% analogue manner.
“The Secret Of Our Time” is a conceptual album that explores human nature in relation to present technological or artificial realities. Each song deals with different themes from the ecosystem, where mankind plays an important role. Meanwhile the album articulates heavy criticism on the quick-fix digital answers to complex existential and philosophical issues. Just as in a rock band, we all depend/rely on each other. Despite the current man-made economic-, social- and ecological world crisis, mankind plays an important role in the earth’s ecosystem. It’s the faith in mankind and its organic intelligence that is the key to solving the present economic-, social- and ecological crisis.
- Final Stand 06:09
- Siren Song 03:49
- Organic intelligence 03:36
- Mender 03:39
- In your head 04:31
- When a fool wears the crown 04:07
- Daughter of the mountains 04:20
- Have no fear 04:25
- Imaginary borders 06:12
Total: 40:48 Min.