Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Folk/Folkrock, Psychedelic/Space Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 160 / 5-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: A | Autor: AS

In 2012 The Blue Angel Lounge toured with Frisco psychrockers The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Their boss Anton Newcombe was so taken with them that he signed them for his label A Recordings. So the third studio album of the band around singer Nils "O." is released Ottensmeyer is now the first in the world. Founded in 2006, the formation is named after the New York club where Nico (The Velvet Underground) gave her first solo performances. The weakness for this kind of dark music also runs like a red thread through "A Sea Of Trees". Guitars and harmoniums set the scene for Ottensmeyer's voice, of which singers of every gothic band would be proud and which reminds of Mic Jogwer (Pink Turns Blue) and actually of Nico. The result is a music dripping with fatalism similar to that of Wovenhand. However, the band knows how to give their dark folk a psychedelic-surreal touch with subtly interspersed ideas. And it doesn't stop at Americana, but also offers echoes of Neofolk and the Arab Middle Ages. And with "mother" a German text. Oh yes, the band comes from the Rhine. It's time they were finally appreciated here too.

Top track: Woods (Sea Of Trees)

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