Review: Kyros – Vox Humana


Although Kyros, formerly known as Synaesthesia, has been around for a few years now, the Londoners are gradually coming to accept their position in the vanguard of interesting British rock. In some ways Vox Humana is, naturally, the most explicitly progressive statement they’ve made since their inception.

What is significant here is that the self-imposed structure seems to have given the band a greater freedom in their craft. As if released from the weight of a requirement to create rational, self-contained songs, the pieces that make up Vox Humana feel much more freely creative than the group’s previous effort. Ideas flow between and through the tracks with wild abandon, and simple moments create a drama far beyond the sum of their parts.

First impressions of Vox Humana are of an album that would appeal both to newcomers and to those that are already familiar with the band’s work. Kyros is at the top of their game here; with such a rich heritage, brittle pop-prog and more, this band is a real tour-de-force and something to look for in the future.

Repeated listens of Vox Humana have just made it easier to fully understand the story and delve deep into this large chunk of material. The album is a culmination of the musical ideas present in the previous album but with unleashed avalanche of creativity. It is a pinnacle achievement, an album to be savoured, and one which begs the question – where next?

Pre-order ‘Vox Humana’ from Kyros’ BigCartel page.

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