ECHOREV - Find North

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 137 / 2-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Monkey | Autor: JV

The title of the debut album suggests that the German-American trio is still looking for a course. But the direction already seems to have been found: relaxed indie pop, which makes use of folk and electronic music and combines these elements to its very own sound. The voices of Johnny Nicholson and Ann Driscoll are in perfect harmony and are often mixed into polyphonic choirs that are both forceful and gentle (especially worth listening to: the "Lala" choir of "The Light"). Drummer Jörg Bielfeldt creates driving rhythms, which together with synthesizer sounds bring movement to the songs and underline their ambient character. With acoustic and electric guitars, bass, various loops and effects, piano, accordion, brass and other ingredients, the songs have been grounded in such a way that they don't necessarily become food for the chillout zone, although most of them would also fit there.

Top track: The Fool

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