RiLF, the Tokyo-based alternative rock band's first album, Ferris Wheel, features lovely vocals, band sounds, and beautiful strings. RiLF are Takahiro Kido, Yuki Murata, and Takahiro Matsue, who are also members of Anoice. They have also been joined by Calu, the vocalist of Matryoshka, at the beginning of 2010.
The album contains some unforgettable masterpieces such as "Pray for the Piano," a lovely tune which uses many classical musical instruments, and "Mint Tea," which was recorded by adding a beautiful orchestra to their band sound.
The fleeting melodies created by RiLF will bring you to tears. These awesome talents have participated in tours with artists such as Dakota Suites (UK), sayCet (France), and Stina (Australia).
This album is my reference for melodic/melancholic post rock. Very great build ups and the emotions, yet a lot of beauty involved. Not to mention that it is energetic and not just slow music.
Most songs are purely instrumental. From time to time they throw in a song with vocals, which keeps being refreshing and works soooo well. From start to finish very great and strong song writing! Maximilian Hartert
This is the most amazing post-rock discovery I've had in a long time. How have I not heard of this band previously? I have been listening to this and their other album for days straight after first listen. Amazing, deep, powerful. Words don't do justice. Listen and lose yourself in this. zeuslyone
A positively stunning album, with emotional depth that reaches deep into the soul. I never saw "Bogatyri" coming. One minute, I'm listening to a pleasant bit of post-rock. A few minutes later, I'm nearly in tears. The rest of the album is every bit as good. Well done! Cedric Hendrix
The song Her Name in a Language of Stars carries a surreal ambience that slows the world down. Every action within the environment seems to slow down, causing me to appreciate how simple, yet complex the world really is. Amazing album, allowing me to tune out the world. k-vector