Few things concerning this blog excite me more than finding those rare beautiful gems, tucked away from the rest of the world, just laying around and waiting to be discovered. “Sisters”, by the mysterious trio B A H R A I N, is a slow-moving delicate rarity that lives in its own idiosyncratic time – not really folk, nor R&B, trip hop or any clear form of psychedelia. Instead, it plays out like a delicate ambient pop piece with genre bending ambitions.
Beginning on a quiet note, “Sisters” gradually unfold its secrets. The delicate sound of the echo-weighted piano play is slowly broken into a full instrumental backdrop, where break-beats, electronic guitars, brass, gently distorted vocals and a subtle yet palpable bass line – all play a vital part in this wonderfully lucid composition, but without ever bringing the song to a full disclosure. It’s a track that warrants to be heard, not to be explained.