â€œHe Who Has Ears Let Him Hearâ€ is an intensely emotional track that has the same gravitas of a Muse or Queens of the Stone Age, but has a diversity of layers that would make bands as storied as U2 proud. Sipo’s first effort on â€œYear Of The White Roseâ€ will keep listeners focused in on the rest of his compositions on the album, regardless of what genres that they may typically appreciate. The two-part â€œDare Youâ€ is a very ambitious set of tracks, really coming into brilliance a minute or so in.
Keeping with the sound first broached during â€œHe Who Has Earsâ€, Sipo is able to take a strong step forward and create an extremely dense track that will require listeners to give the tracks quite a few listens before they truly understand exactly what all Sipo has placed here. â€œWhite Lightâ€ is just as important as both parts of â€œDare Youâ€, due to the significant change in Sipoâ€™s sound that is heard here. During this track, a slower side to Sipo is heard, one that takes on the works of Nirvana, Chris Cornell, and Pearl Jam and links them to a full, bold sound that captures the unique essence of Sipo perfectly.
â€œA Thousand Times Noâ€ as a little bit of an atmospheric echo present that hearkens back to the work of early Cure and even the Velvet Underground; the quick tempo of the instrumentation here creates a track that touches upon countless styles and genres of music, further increasing the directions that Sipo can take with the rest of their â€œYear Of The White Roseâ€. â€œSee Changeâ€, the discâ€™s penultimate track, is further evidence that Sipo has put their soul into the creative process, creating something that has never been heard but still has a common sound to it that will impress listeners, whether young or old. Give â€œYear Of The White Roseâ€ a chance and see exactly how the band varies from their studio representation. I have no doubt in my mind that Sipo’s live show will be just as exciting as this album.
Top Tracks: A Thousand Times No, See Change
Sipo â€“ Year Of The White Rose / 2009 Self / 10 Tracks / http://www.myspace.com/sipomusic