GRANT HART - The Argument

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 152 / 7-8-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Domino | Autor: WK

This is the return of a prodigal son. With Hüsker Dü in the middle of the eighties, one of the most influential rock grands in the universe, the American drummer Grant Hart also aroused great expectations with his second band Nova Mob in the early nineties. Then it became quiet around him. Now he returns with a promising new beginning. This eclectic opus has no red thread between operetta-like glampunk, noisy singer-songwriter, synth-schnulzen, absurd gimmicks with minimal song ideas and a let go in sound collages. But that's not the point. A veteran of provocation tries out what's possible after all these years. One direction is reserved for the future, now it's all about getting on your feet as safely as possible and positioning yourself as broadly as possible. Nobody can like any of the 20 short hints on this CD. They are torsos rather than songs, attempts at walking, a cacophonous knocking on the back door of the pop present. If we let him in, we may have great things ahead of us.

Top Track: If We Have The Will

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