ALAMO RACE TRACK - Unicorn Loves Deer

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artpop/Pop | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 137 / 2-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Haldern Pop | Autor: WS

Are only cheese and The Nits from Holland? No, there is also Alamo Race Track, an Amsterdam band with a wonderfully blurred sound. After their debut album "Birds At Home" (2003), "Black Cat John Brown" was a big hit in the alternative music charts there in 2006. The love for bizarre animal stories has remained. This time the fairytale unicorn ensnares the shy deer. And it's hard to believe: the music sounds exactly the same. Playful, dreamy, full of delicate acid and freakfolk ingredients. "Apples" fall, accompanied by a Cat Stevens guitar from the sky. In "Shake Off The Leaves" a little more beat rhythms and wind instruments are needed to make the leaves fall from the tree. In "Lindyhop" Banjos (or are they Ukelelen?) invite you to dance on the "Animal Farm". "Records" screws the chicken-raising pace back to a Floyd slide guitar worthy. "Hypnotised I" with a dizzy LSD organ could be Syd Barrett's. And in the title song sounds a beatleskes Mellotron. Bizarre Psych-Brit humor from the Netherlands.

Top track: Records

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