Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artpop/Pop | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 138 / 3-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Fire | Autor: SaS

In 1994 the duo Richard Davies/ Eric Matthews released their debut - with a then quite unusual development of the orchestral sixties sound as cultivated by the Beach Boys or the Bee Gees. Although highly appreciated by insiders, the album disappeared into oblivion, the time was probably not yet ripe for it. In the meantime hundreds of bands have taken up Brian Wilson's models and today flood the market with equally lovingly arranged, but unfortunately mostly a bit too dreamy records. So they found each other again, eighteen years after their first work, to publish the second trick. Unfortunately these sounds are well known by now and the songs just don't want to ignite. The singing is too high and too faded, the arrangements are too dreamy and the songs seem to be perceived through frosted glass. But sometimes the concept also works: In "General Hospital", the drug-napped sound works wonders in the description of patient treatment. And at the end with "Surviving Paris" to place a completely out of the ordinary and therefore fitting film music instrumental is a nice idea.

Top track: General Hospital

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