Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Avantgarde | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 150 / 5-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Dead Oceans | Autor: JV

The experimental trio from the United States remains unusual as usual. Some Akron/Family trademarks can also be found on the latest release, for example the stomping ethno rhythms or polyphonic tribal chants. Most of the songs are surprisingly hard and rockier this time. The opener "No-Room" sets this direction very energetically. "Sand Talk" is another example for the harder gait and combines the mentioned typical set pieces with a frenetically played jingle-jangle-guitar, but then leads into Indian- and sphere-choruses. The third track "Until The Morning" has world music character, which is probably one of the most accessible of the permanently unadapted tracks, especially since it comes closest to what makes a "song" in the classical sense. "Sometimes I", the most spacy piece of the eccentrics so far, creates psychedelic tension by means of electronic humming tones and weird vocals. Michael Gira (Swans) calls what his musical cooperation partners do "orchestrated chaos". How true!

Top track: Sometimes I

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