Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog, Artrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 162 / 7-8-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Sabretusk | Autor: AS
The Melbourne formation around the guitarists and singers Mansur Zenelli and Michael Barrett stayed for a long time in the USA, where they supported Coheed And Cambria among others. No wonder their second longplayer sounds quite American. The short opener "The Fool" already determines the direction of the album: It will be about a kind of avant-garde, humorous rock pop with a proggigem substructure. The title song follows, whose nervous-surreal mood is reminiscent of The Mars Volta. But many other pieces also seem hectic, in a positive sense they convey an unruly bustle. But it can also be more carried, for example with the coolly titled "Mauerbauertraurigkeit", which scores with echoed guitars and piano. "Beckon Fire" celebrates avant-garde trip-hop and with the final piece in non-printable Japanese characters, which sounds like Japanese electropop, one once again demonstrates one's non-conformity. Stylistically, the Australians sit between chairs. Who likes varied proggige sounds, should listen here, however, times.
Top Track: Dinosaur Boss Battle