Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artpop/Pop | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 164 / 10-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Grand Palais | Autor: BSV
The three girls from Buffalo Daughter celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2013 with a best-of album full of new remixes of songs from their back catalogue. Now the Japanese present their seventh album "Konjaction" - a double CD. CD1 contains eleven new songs, CD2 remix versions of the same numbers. Of course CD1 is interesting. Buffalo Daughter play pop and electronic music in one. And as befits the Japanese, almost everything here is shrill and exaggerated. The voices beep and chuckle, but can also sound quite normal. But what does it mean when the electronics behind it squeak and bubble? This is sometimes bizarre and exciting, occasionally killing nerves and usually with a wink towards the 80s synthpop. Not for nothing a song is called "Bring Back 80's". Björk may come to mind here as a comparison, or also the crazy ladies of OOIOO (also Japanese). We succeed with gripping rhythms and catchy hooklines. Buffalo Daughter had their fun recording, you can hear that.
Top track: Le Cheval Blanc