KING OLIVER'S REVOLVER - Gospel Of The Jazz Man's Church

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artpop/Pop | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 137 / 2-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Waggle-Daggle | Autor: SaS

From the band name to the varied sound, which makes it impossible to follow a uniform line - the nine Swedes of King Oliver's Revolver are hard to come to terms with with really catching categorizations. At first you think you're dealing with another Balkan pop record, so lively and melancholic is how it is here, the wind instruments howl and invite you to dance. But already the next highlight follows "Why Did You Go" is a literal translation of a song by Spain's pop granddad José Luis Perales, who is responsible for a large part of the well-known Spanish-language Schmachtsongs of the last few decades. The lyrics sound correspondingly stupid and also prove how much humour and love for the absurd detail the Scandinavians go to work with. The style mix consists of pop, rock and occasionally interspersed Balkan and other folk music plays. If the rockier songs don't sound a bit too ordinary in the end, one would have to deal here with a big, because extremely innovative record.

Top track: Tigris By Starlight

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