Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artrock, Prog | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 162 / 7-8-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Eigenvertrieb | Autor: AS

As for a good meal, the sound art of Excessive Visage requires time and leisure. You'll be richly rewarded for that. The band from Berlin succeeds in producing music that is second to none. Her originality comes first of all from the fact that singer Larissa Blau intones her (partly dreamed) poetic lyrics about the abnormalities of modern society like the lovely feminine, naively dreamy counterpart to Pere Ubus David Thomas. Torsten Lang (g, b, synth), Albrecht Schumann (keys), Simon Preuß (b) and Christoph Dehne (dr) also contribute their mite to the uniqueness of the eleven tracks on their second longplayer: tricky rhythms and rapid changes between artpop and postrock ("Lateral Veins", "Con Man"), the combination of structures almost reminiscent of mathrock with King Crimson power and psychedelic moods ("The Power Flaw") and jazzy Prog à la Canterbury ("Borehole Breakout"). Only the dubious "Canus Minor" isn't really needed. Otherwise you can only say: Chapeau! Keep it up, please.

Top Track: Lateral Veins

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