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

Wayne Coyne and his Flaming Lips have always had a strong penchant for elaborate concepts. The story of "7SkiesH3" sounds completely enraptured. On the occasion of Record Store Day 2011, the band had produced a limited edition of 500 pieces of a 24-hour song, which is now being released on CD for the first time, steamed down to 50 minutes. The album consists of single tracks, but they merge into each other like on "The Terror". Artrock isn't just a hollow phrase here, but it's really a work of sound art that can't easily be 'ignored', but needs openness and a long breath to be appreciated. As expected, the band is thick, often even thicker than ever before. Some sounds sound like King Crimson multiplied by Ljubljana. But "7SkiesH3" is a symphony, a Klangtsunami that washes away the performing musicians as well as the listener. All the more minimalistic are the structures. Songan movements rarely peel out of the rhythm skeletons and sound carpets. The only thing that counts from the first to the last note is the continuous process.

Top track: In A Dream

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