Sidus is a promising experimental/progressive rock/metal band I discovered two months ago through Submithub submissions with this fantastic song, Stellar Sky, released as a single in 2020. For those who haven’t heard about the band before, Sidus is a Berlin-based post-rock instrumental one-man music project formed by bass player Spiros Olivotos, and officially making releases since 2020. The band has started their careers with a single called; Envy (2020) and released three more singles, Prototypes/Replicas (2020), Energy in Emptiness (2020), and Stellar Sky (2020). Now, please give the song a listen while reading the rest of the article.
Stellar Sky is a beautiful song with a super moody and dramatic feeling in general. There’s tons of creativity from the beginning to the end where every single change, detail, or decision has a meaning, taking the journey in a specific direction. You might also remember that I believe in decisions more than anything. This is where the great minds and artists make the difference, and Stellar Sky is one of those good examples. I was quite impressed and surprised by the emotion level of this instrumental song at first. This band/guy is basically singing, telling stories through his music as it has never been this clear before. The song starts with a badass Gojira-ish riff, immediately takes the listener into its world. I can sense a huge Gojira influence in their music, ideas, and instrumentation. It is also dark, melodic, and has strong emotions from the beginning to the end. Honestly, I am a big-time progressive metal, a Gojira fan, and Sidus’ music was a perfect fit for me.
Furthermore, you can clearly see that this one-mastermind-project is an advanced musician and composer who also has experience in production. I don’t think anybody who doesn’t have the necessary skills and background can write and record music like this. I can sense expertise in every step, both musical and technical, here. Stellar Sky surely is a big success with its composition, instrumentation, toning, ideas, elements, feeling, atmosphere, traffic as well as post-production. This is a very specific job, as you can also hear from the impact of the instruments. It is mostly guitar-oriented, yet you never feel like listening to guitar music. Stellar Sky has the irresistible beauty of instrumental harmony.