Russian band Silent Run hail from the city of Nizhny Novgorod and Side A features the first part of a live session that the band recorded last year. They make a blend of music that mixes alt-rock, post-rock and shoegaze. As it is recorded live some of their songs come over as loud and raw especially on the driving and noisy instrumental Because Fuck You, That’s Why! They demonstrate that they can do the “not so severe side” just as well as evidenced on the gentle opener Drone A. Highlight for me is Awake as the female vocals give the song a intangible feel. In short it’s an entertaining EP. Roll on side B!