Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 164 / 10-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 9/10 | Label: Constellation | Autor: WK

King Crimson and Sonic Youth have little in common in their sound, but a lot in their general approach to music. With the Canadian band Avec le Soleil Sortant de sa Bouche we experience the sound synthesis of both groups. That was certainly not the declared goal of the band around JS Truchy. But the result can certainly be interpreted in this direction, even if her music is accompanied by a few ideas of post- and krautrock from CAN to Mogwai to Tortoise as well as the Canadian jazz avant-garde. Dry staccato grooves drag on under frenetic keyboard lines and occasional vocal interludes reminiscent of David Byrne. The interplay of the components results in a series of overtones and polyrhythms. The whole thing is framed by disturbing sampling collages. The CD is full of surprising sound offers, but always falls back on rhythmic basic elements, which lend continuity to the music. In general, continuity is what this is all about. The shorter pieces are grouped into long runs based on thematic repetition, intensification and compression. At first hearing this may surprise and give the impression of monotony. But the more you listen to the album, the more the structural unity of the sound art of the Canadians reveals itself to you. It acts like a fern leaf in which macroelements are imaged in the micro range. What appears dry and cool at the beginning unfolds a hypnotic suction over a period of three quarters of an hour. The initial clarity becomes more and more impenetrable. "Zubberdust" is one of those records that want to be conquered and even on their tenth hearing they still don't reveal all their secrets. The CD only works as a whole, individual tracks cannot be selected.

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