GRUFF RHYS - American Interior

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie, Country, Artpop/Pop | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 160 / 5-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Caroline | Autor: MaB

Over the years, Welsh Gruff Rhys has found many drain valves for his ideas. The Super Furry Animals, which have been paused since 2010, should be mentioned in particular. No problem for Mr. Rhys, who in the meantime turned his attention to the Neon Neon project and intensified his solo career. "American Interior" is now the youngest musical sign of life of the active multi-instrumentalist - and his most ambitious. Rhys not only wrote all the songs, but also wrote an accompanying book and commissioned a documentary film. All this is rounded off by an app that contains animations, film clips, music and texts. The content is about the story of the Welsh farmhand John Evans, who dared to cross to America in 1792 to find a Welsh-speaking Indian tribe. This story is told by Rhys with a certain wink, because he likes to add a LoFi element to his carefully composed and partly beatlesque songs, which increases the fascination of listening.

Top track: The Last Conquistador

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