BLY DE BLYANT - Hindsight Bias

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 161 / 6-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Hubro | Autor: BSV

Bly De Blyant had a lot of fun recording their debut "ABC" (2013). So the multinational trio wanted to do the same with the second work "Hindsight Bias": same studio (in Bergen, Norway), same sound engineer, same unbiased, eclectic approach, open to all influences. While the opener "Jiddu" still suggests a warm and harmonious postrock, the following "Westkreuz" and "Laura" are casual, funky and - yes - danceable. Especially in the latter the fluffy rhythm guitar and the smooth synthiesolo fascinate. The quiet, almost ambient title track is followed by the rugged math rocker "Michael Jackson Pollock". In "Bunker Hill" exotic percussion, digital noises and saxophone give a free-form jazz performance, before "The Eighteen Irascibles" gives you the peace you deserve with a banjo. The album doesn't seem as jumpy as the debut anymore. The compositions are ingenious and rich in detail. With Hindsight Bias, Bly De Bliant have taken a step forward.

Top track: Laura

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