Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 152 / 7-8-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Glasville | Autor: AS

Kristoffer Gildenlöw is the younger brother of Daniel Gildenlöw, the frontman of the progband Pain Of Salvation, in which he played bass from 1994 to 2006. Parallels to the band can hardly be found on his first solo album, which was already available as vinyl last year in a small edition and is now released as a CD with two additional tracks due to the great demand. Because here he has dedicated himself entirely to a mix of ambient art rock and thoughtful singer-songwriter with a partly chamber-musical attitude. What at first might seem a bit bulky, develops with each song more into a dreamy, elegiac journey of memory, spread out on a filigree woven carpet of sound, which presents the musician now living in Holland as an excellent songwriter and arranger, but also as a sensitive singer and multi-instrumentalist with the courage to play soft tones. In total Gildenlöw was able to win 27 (!) guests for his record, on which he worked for six years. After the three Blackfield albums "Rust" offers the strongest soft Artrock on this planet.

Top Track: Heroes

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