BEAR IN HEAVEN - Time Is Over One Day Old

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 163 / 9-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Dead Oceans | Autor: JV

It doesn't take much for a Bear-In-Heaven song to fully unfold: Drums and bass make for irresistible grooves, synthesizers bring fullness of sound and atmosphere and Jon Philpot's rather high, gentle yet penetrating voice adds melody arcs that stay in your ears in good pop song style. But the pieces of the trio from Brooklyn are more than average pop numbers. For they rise from the masses, and not only because they orient themselves on the synthpop of the 80s. Weightless, dreamlike and almost always somewhat melancholic, they seem to float above all earthly things. Especially "They Dream" stands out, begins like a cool ambient piece and then loses itself in trance-like sounds and dreamy singing. The lyrics - reflections on the phenomenon of time, reasoning about the sun, moon and stars and last but not least about the concept of space ("Dissolve The Walls") - contribute to this spacy mood. The last track sums it up: "You Don't Need The World". At least not when you can take off so wonderfully in philosophizing and dreaming.

Top track: Demon

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