CHROME HOOF - Chrome Black Gold

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog, Electronic, Avantgarde | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 158 / 3-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Cuneiform | Autor: MaB

With the British formation Chrome Hoof around Leo Smee (ex-Cathedral), any attempts at categorization fall short. Optically the band with their futuristic outfits looks like a reincarnation of George Clintons Parliament/Funkadelic. Musically, however, she is not to be found in funk, but blends influences from such different genres as progressive rock, fusion, electropop and disco into a highly entertaining mix. On "Chrome Black Gold", the lustful genre hopping is thus declared the supreme principle in order to bring down disturbing stylistic barriers. "Enter The Drobe" is, so to speak, the ticket to the Chrome Hoof cosmos: if you first think you're in Electronica country, it's soon torpedoed by the rabid accentuations of the rhythm section. At "Knopheria" the versatile Brits ask to dance while "Exo-Spektral" takes up Balkan influences. In "Andromeda", on the other hand, the fusion is highly intense, with Chrome Hoof revealing a spiritual affinity to the Italian protagonists Not A Good Sign.

Top track: Enter The Drobe

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