Stearica – Fertile Review

Stearice FertileFertile is the second album from experimental rock trio Stearica and it’s a bit of a grower that takes some time to get into. However, it’s certainly worth sticking with because the more you listen, the more addictive it gets.

There’s a lot of intricate little moments within the nine tracks contained on the piece, and whilst it’s not an album that grabs your attention as soon as you hit play, you’ll slowly find yourself getting drawn into Fertile the longer you listen, and you seem to spot new elements and ideas on each subsequent listen of the album.

Whilst Fertile is an album best enjoyed as one continuous listen, it’s also worth taking a closer look at Tigris. A fast-moving and energetic piece that will get your foot tapping almost immediately, it also features this great little earworm of a guitar line that keeps reoccurring in the song and by the end of it, the line is inevitably stuck in your head!

Admittedly this is not an album that quite manages to stand out from the crowd. It’s a nice little chilled-back listen and as mentioned earlier, gets more addictive the more you listen to it, so it is absolutely worth your time to check it out, but it sadly isn’t the most striking of albums.


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