ANDREA SCHROEDER - Where The Wild Oceans End

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 158 / 3-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Glitterhouse | Autor: WK

Andrea Schroeder is a guitarist and singer from the deepest Berlin Wedding. Her second CD is as much influenced by the oppressive backyard feeling of this environment as by the unfathomable vastness of America. With this Andrea Schroeder succeeds in something that hardly any German rock musician organically knows how to do. She doesn't pretend, she just plays as she is. For this reason it doesn't bother at all that she jumps back and forth between German and English even within the individual songs. Her dark, lascivious singing immediately captures the listener, her languishing guitar reminiscent of Jeffrey Lee Pierce lets the listener associate whole sound universes between claustrophobia and wanderlust. Their strong commitment to Berlin is revealed not only in the song "Ghosts Of Berlin", but also in their extremely morbid version of David Bowie's Berlin song "Helden". On her second album Andrea Schroeder shows herself to be much more self-confident as an independent artist than on her already promising debut "Blackbird".

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