Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artpop/Pop | Heft: eclipsed Nr. 160 / 5-2014, Jahrgang 2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Anti | Autor: SaS

In the beginning, the record comes along mysteriously, like a contemporary interpretation of pastoral British folk music: the acoustic interpretation of the waving expanse, the endless green fields and the old villages. The high voice floats above the ethereal music and conveys a feeling of timelessness that is intensified when you look at the cover picture: a black-and-white photo of a young, old-fashioned looking woman, it could have been taken 80 years ago or even today, you don't know for sure. A fascinating introduction, which reminds a little of Goldfrapps consciously on Pagan folk stylized plate "Seventh Tree". But Broken Twin is not British, but Danish singer Majke Voss Romme, who collected her song sketches for months on laptops, hundreds of them must have been, and then put them together to her debut album. But despite its beauty and the mystery that surrounds the first songs, one disadvantage of the record lies in its uniformity and the absence of moments of tension. It's almost, funny as it sounds, too much of a good thing.

Top track: The Aching

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