Siberia- Self Titled (2008/2009)

Posted: December 27, 2010 by Is This Revolutionary? in Album, Reviews
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Remember when your dad said, “Son, you could be whatever you wanted if you just set your mind to it,”? Well, Jonny O’Callaghan, you proved daddy correct. Frontman of hardcore-punk band Liferuiner, one half of the house duo Real Talk, Jonny O’Cal is never satisfied with just settling with one genre. Right here is proof: Siberia, Jonny’s post-rock project.

Now, all bands have a couple of bands that they are influenced by. The one that pops out most in my mind here is Explosions In The Sky, especially off of The Earth Is Not A Cold, Dead Place. Now, that’s not to say that this band is a direct ripoff, they just have a similar kind of sound, especially the guitar. BUT, the track that screams to be played is really “Liars Worth Loving”. Seriously, it takes off from the rest of the album; it’s so passion-filled and intense that it’s a nice juxtaposition to the rest of the demo. The last song, “Track 3”, is even more different, encompassing post-rock with a little touch of drone in the background, giving a nice taste of each.

Even if I hated Jonny’s guts, I’d still feel obligated to put this up, but he’s really a great guy and  now has another great side project on his hands. This little demo here, though isn’t much, leaves a really good impression for great things to come. I think that’s one of the great things about post-rock: punk’s dead, hip-hop always dwells on it’s past leaders such as Biggie and Tupac, but post-rock keeps looking to the future. Siberia’s recording some new material really soon, so there’s a lot to look forward to.

Rating: 3/5 kegs. A little short, but a good start nonetheless.



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  1. […] for the first minute, and then I realized he used the clips from his post-rock side project Siberia, which we reviewed. The song is so creative and off the beaten path for Liferuiner that it honestly […]

  2. Matt says:

    the mediafire for this has been taken down, do you know where i can find it?

  3. steph says:

    I would like to know where i can download this as well.

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