DIAGRAMS - Black Light

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artpop/Pop, Electronic | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 138 / 3-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 5/10 | Label: Full Time Hobby | Autor: SaS

Diagrams is the new project of Sam Genders, who has been one of the two voices of the British indie band Tunng in recent years. With "Good Arrows" four years ago, they released an outstanding record. Her 2011 work "...And Then We Saw Land", on the other hand, could not necessarily inspire. This was mainly because Tunng had transformed their laptop folk into a kind of electronica pop. Unfortunately, Genders is now taking this path as well. The exciting thing about Tunng was always the mixture of dark sounding acoustic guitars, a little electronic frizz and the consciously bored singing. But if all that's left is a frizzle and an indifferent performance, the songs lack an important element and the music somehow seems arbitrary, like between the chairs of indie-electro and charts-pop. It's that simple sometimes. Hopefully the artist will consider that when he tries again.

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