Forever And A Day
Syndrome is the side project of Mathieu Vandekerckhove of Amenra. Thematically, Forever And A Day follows the concept of Now and Forever, but with a switch of perspective. Where Now and Forever was a dialogue before a father and his son, Forever and a Day depicts the conversation between a son and his father. This connection is also depicted in the artwork of the record, which features a sculpture that Vandekerckhove’s father created.
Apart from the theme of the record, Syndrome also carries down the same road that Now and Forever paved. Caught between post-rock and ambient sounds, the record begins a great introspective journey through the artist’s vision. The mesmerizing melodies guide most of this work, with not so much the usual ethereal, post-rock mentality, but with a more earthy tonality. More immediate in their approach, they are used to a great extent in order to get a highly emotional vibe out of the record, something that is highlighted in the cleaner parts.