Tying to categorise Senivoda is a pointless exercise. Originally formed in Melbourne, the group has since stretched all over the globe, incorporating a seamlessly endless list of inspirations and reference points. Their music is completely unbounded by genre; it’s grounded in an earthy, soulful energy, but navigates myriad sonic territories.
With the release of their debut album Dream & Water, the group immediately established their far-reaching musical vision. If you’re not already listening to this outfit, we strongly recommend you change that.
On their debut album Dream & Water, Melbourne outfit Senivoda deliver a collection of songs that feel completely unbounded by genre.
Throughout the new album, Senivoda glide through a hypnotic concoction of folk, soul, jazz, and, pop, delivering something uniquely their own. With endearing vocal hooks and rich, textured instrumental arrangements, Dream & Water is brimming with a free-flowing musical charm.
Over the course of its sprawling one-hour run-time, the album expands and contracts, pulling you through a series of immersive auditory worlds. Album opener Mama plays out like a hallucinatory mountain chant, quickly pulling you into the band’s unusual and mystifying blend of sounds.
From here, you’ll travel through a series of lengthy, time-bending gems. TYOG flips effortlessly between woozy folk and soulful rhythms, while Shut is an exotic eruption of infectious grooves. Revolution Song, parts A and B, showcase the band’s incredible versatility, sweeping between sparse, delicate instrumentation and dynamic hooks.
By the time the album’s closing track Tata reaches its final moments, you’ll be left completely spellbound by Senivoda’s distinctly individual brand of music.
These are still relatively early days for this band, but judging by the quality of everything we’ve heard so far, I think we can safely expect plenty more great tunes.
In the meantime, do yourself a favour and listen to the new album above.