Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 150 / 5-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Stereohead | Autor: AS
KingBathmat must have flown in camouflage mode before. Because "Truth Button" is already their sixth album; but who has heard of this band? That could, yes, that should change. Because the trio from the British Hastings around singer/songwriter John Bassett delivers an exciting (retro) prog, which integrates numerous influences from the most different music styles. Collectors of quotations and influences will probably find plenty here. But more important is that the result is a homogeneous music that you like to listen to from the first to the last note. The opener "Behind The Wall" combines dreamy Genesis sounds with amp riffs and lovely harmony vocals. The following "Abintra" inspires with its doomy bass and then changes into almost pure psychedelic in the middle part with the keyboards. "Book Of Faces" first reminds us of Steven Wilson's "Raven" with its violins, but then takes on more rocky traits. A total of six playful tracks offer entertaining 50 minutes. The lead singing still has a little air to the top. But that hardly clouds the hearing pleasure.
Top track: Abintra