Saal Drei's debut album, Licht, is a collection of sparse, moody instrumentals with the occasional female vocal. Where many groups of this sort lose their focus and melt into the music, Saal Drei has a firm understanding of what makes post-rock mood music interesting. By shifting their arrangements and letting them constantly take on new musical shapes, this turns into some very engaging stuff after a while. The female vocals from Bobo are the album's highlight; tracks like "Spiegel" have a warmth and emotion about them that only her delicate croon can maintain. But the synth work from Gersom Herold is equally as good; it helps the tracks find their focus with understated sweeps and flourishes. With any album in this sort of genre, this may be quite dull to many music fans. But for a nice, simple album to compliment a mystical mood, Licht is a good choice.
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AllMusic Review by Bradley Torreano