Sysyphe – The Cities of the Silver Trees

This one surprised us when it came in because we haven’t really heard a lot of good music in the “psychedelic dub / psychedelic chill” genrespace in a while. Sysyphe is the programmer for the downtempo wing of the psychedelic trance Hadra Records based out of France. The Cities of the Silver Trees is a well balanced record that doesn’t stray off too far into crunchy psychedelia or ambient synthesizer soup. It’s not overbearing nor weak-kneed. It sounds good because it’s not trying to be anything in particular. It’s just a pleasant journey.