BLANK REALM - Grassed Inn

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 157 / 2-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Fire | Autor: SaS

It's no surprise that Blank Realm come from Australia: Their sound is indeed strongly oriented to the Indie national hero The Saints, who inspired people Down Under in the 70s and 80s. But also traces of other psycho-indie bands like The Zombies or even Echo & The Bunnymen can be found in the songs of the Australians. Even the somewhat clinking production without much depth reminds of 80s Indian bands. On the positive side there are such imaginative, nostalgic songs, on the negative a too antiquated, only little transparent sound, which sometimes sounds a bit too mushy, even if it seems to be part of the concept. Nevertheless: The mixture of psychedelia and garage rock is right and therefore stands in a venerable tradition. And if you try a little bit harder with the sound next time and give it a few more distinguishing features for the tracks that sound pretty much the same this time, everything will be fine.

Top Track: Violet Delivery

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