Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artpop/Pop | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 150 / 5-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Cherry Red | Autor: AS
There are days when even the hardest Frickelfan doesn't want to do without his daily sound art irrigation, but rather let the acoustic irradiation affect his body cells than intellectually deal with them. This CD is recommended to him (and all those who like romantic, classically inspired acoustic music and don't let themselves be afraid of light kitsch flights). It was recorded by Oliver Wakeman, the eldest son of keyboard virtuoso Rick Wakeman (the apple didn't fall far from the tree) and Gordon Giltrap, who was taken on tour in the seventies as an acoustic guitarist by bands such as Caravan, Renaissance and Wishbone Ash. The structure of the CD has something charming about it: a track with vocals is followed by an instrumental in beautiful regularity - and these are written in almost as beautiful regularity sometimes by this, sometimes by that. This "tidiness" also comes across with the music of the two of them: dreamy, simply instrumented pieces for relaxation, in which sometimes the one, sometimes the other artist with his instrument stands in the foreground, occasionally accompanied by a violione or subtle synthiesounds.
Top track: A Perfect Day